faint dead away

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faint dead away

To lose consciousness; to pass out. I don't know what happened, I just got dizzy all of a sudden and fainted dead away.
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faint dead away

Fig. to faint and fall unconscious. I almost fainted dead away. David will faint dead away when he reads this.
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The girl drank the tea, and according to her own account, solemnised the extraordinary occasion five minutes afterwards by fainting dead away for the first time in her life.
She soon feels a lot worse -- fainting dead away during a class lecture on the perils of teen sexuality, she discovers their little episode has left a sobering consequence.