dead-and-alive

dead-and-alive

adj
Brit (of a place, activity, or person) dull; uninteresting
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Translations

dead-and-alive

[ˈdedənəˈlaɪv] ADJaburrido, monótono
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A cat, in other words, remains dead or alive long enough for that state to be recorded; a superposed dead-and-alive cat, however, can never exist long enough to be noticed.