would not be seen dead

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wouldn't be seen dead (doing something)

Would never (do the thing being discussed). I wouldn't be seen dead wearing that shirt. You can burn it for all I care. She had always said she wouldn't be seen dead working for that company, but I guess everyone has their price.
See also: dead, seen

would not be seen dead (doing something)

 and would not be caught dead (doing something)
would not do something under any circumstances. I wouldn't be seen dead going out with Bruno! Martha would not be caught dead going into a place like that.
See also: dead, not, seen

would not be seen dead

phr. would not do something under any circumstances. I wouldn’t be seen dead going out with Spike!
See also: dead, not, seen
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