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drop-dead

(drŏp′dĕd′)
adj. Slang
1. Very impressive; spectacular: "a special video of the best-dressed women making drop-dead, knockout entrances at parties and fashion shows" (André Leon Talley).
2. Of or relating to a deadline that cannot be changed: a drop-dead date.

drop-dead

adv
informal outstandingly or exceptionally: drop-dead gorgeous.

drop′-dead′



adj.
1. inspiring awe, astonishment, or envy: drop-dead elegance; a drop-dead beauty.
2. being the most extreme limit or possibility: What's the drop-dead date for handing in term papers? That is our drop-dead offer.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.drop-dead - extremely; "she was drop-dead gorgeous"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Translations

drop-dead

[ˈdrɒpded] ADJ a drop-dead cute boyun chico que te mueres or te cagas
a drop-dead gorgeous girluna chica guapa hasta no poder más
a drop-dead gorgeous songuna canción chulísima or que te mueres
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This week, the high-end designer released photos of a drop-dead gorgeousand presumably drop-dead expensivecollection of hijabs, abayas, and other pieces of traditional Muslim garb, intended to adorn the kind of woman who doesn't want to let a mandate of enforced modesty get in the way of wearing an outfit that runs into the five figures.
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