wake the dead


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wake the dead

Fig. to be so loud as to wake those who are "sleeping" the most soundly: the dead. You are making enough noise to wake the dead. Stop hollering! You'll wake the dead!
See also: dead, wake

wake the ˈdead

(of a noise) be very loud: He must have heard it — that doorbell’s loud enough to wake the dead.
See also: dead, wake
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There was, of course, a good deal of noise - running about, the, shouts of the sailors, the thrashing of the sails - enough, in fact, to wake the dead.
There was Peg Barney sittin' on the groun' in his shirt - wan shoe off an' wan shoe on - whackin' a tent-peg over the head wid his boot, an' singin' fit to wake the dead.
Now the sound of heavy guns Rumble inside his head And the screaming 'whizz-bangs' Enough to wake the dead.
A BONE-crunching, nerve-jangling tune that could wake the dead.
It's enough to wake the dead or at least the sleeping.
Too much coffee not only makes sleeping difficult but can appear to wake the dead.
Schoenberg's ``Gurrelieder'' is a work of gargantuan proportions, requiring five vocal soloists, a speaker, three male choruses, a mixed chorus and an overstuffed orchestra that includes eight flutes, five oboes, seven clarinets, 10 horns, six trumpets, eight trombones, four harps and a collection of percussion instruments to wake the dead.
Then there's that bloke who loves to dismantle his car in the gutter while playing his radio loud enough to wake the dead.
It's omnipotent, omnipresent, timeless; it can work miracles and wake the dead, cure the sick, make happy endings, judge and punish.
In this case, it comes in the form of a delightful CD, Wake The Dead.
An Irish wake is a spectacular cultural expression of love and Wake The Dead is nothing short of an Irish wake.
The first series of the Golden Globenominated series about a pie shop owner with an ability to wake the dead.
You'd have thought she would have made enough noise to wake the dead.
A rave music fan whose six-foot-high speakers blasted out above a funeral parlour "made enough noise to wake the dead," neighbours said yesterday.