dead beat


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dead beat

adj
informal tired out; exhausted
Translations

dead beat

adj (fam) → stanco/a morto/a
References in classic literature ?
The horthe danthed the polka till he wath dead beat (he would have walthed if he hadn't been in harneth), and then I gave him the word and he went to thleep comfortable.
Then we had to find the rule and the string again, and a new hole was made; and, about midnight, the picture would be up - very crooked and insecure, the wall for yards round looking as if it had been smoothed down with a rake, and everybody dead beat and wretched - except Uncle Podger.
Thence, bearing generally south-east and making slow progress in the dead beat to windward, the Ariel dropped anchor in nearly every harbour of the Solomons, from Choiseul and Ronongo islands, to the islands of Kulambangra, Vangunu, Pavuvu, and New Georgia.
My horse is dead beat, and I can't get him no further than the stable.
Guppy and his friend are dead beat before they have well begun.
He was dead beat with roaming the streets, without a penny in his pocket, all day long.
We got so close in that we could see the stubble fires burning, and I, being then dead beat, fell into a light sleep, for I had never let the rudder out of my own hands, that we might get home the faster.
The head engineer has distinctly said that there never was such times - meaning weather - and four good hands are ill, and have given in, dead beat.
Here we are, dead beat, and yet I know we're close to the run in, if we knew the country.
This end attained, the kettle, being dead beat, boiled over, and was taken off the fire.
The airy young Barnacle replied that they grew tired, got dead beat, got lamed, got their backs broken, died off, gave it up, went in for other games.
I judged she would be proud of me for helping these rapscallions, because rapscallions and dead beats is the kind the widow and good people takes the most interest in.