drop-dead gorgeous(redirected from gorgeous)
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Very visually attractive or beautiful. I don't think Alex is that handsome, but somehow every girl he dates is just drop-dead gorgeous.
Sl. very good-looking. Perry's girlfriend is drop-dead gorgeous. How can a twit like him hold onto a looker like that?
mod. very good looking. Perry’s girlfriend is drop-dead gorgeous. How can a twit like him hold onto a looker like that?
Extremely beautiful, nearly always said of a woman. The adjectival drop-dead has been used in a number of contexts since about 1970; alone it means dazzling or awe-inspiring and thus can be applied to decor, clothing, illustrations, and so on. Haruki Murakami had the first usage in the story “Folklore for My Generation”: “She . . . was one of a handful of girls who were drop-dead gorgeous” (trans. Alfred Birnbaum, 2006).