Drop dead is defined as an insult or fighting phrase used to signify that you are very mad at someone, or that you no longer care about him or her.
An example of drop dead is when a man keels over suddenly at the dinner table clutching his heart and then passes away.
To drop dead means to pass away, often suddenly or unexpectedly.
An example of drop dead is what you shout at your spouse who has just told you that he or she has been cheating on you and is leaving you for a younger love.
The definition of drop dead is something or someone that absolutely and completely embodies some particular trait.
An example of drop dead is a woman who is 100 percent gorgeous.
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spectacular; striking; very impressive:
a drop-dead wardrobe adverb
drop-dead handsome Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
adjective Slang Very impressive; spectacular: “a special video of the best-dressed women making drop-dead, knockout entrances at parties and fashion shows in Paris and New York” (André Leon Talley). Of or relating to a deadline that cannot be changed: a drop-dead date. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. drop-dead - Phrases/Idioms
An expression of anger, rejection, or indignation toward someone. For example,
I should do all that work for you? Drop dead! This rude imperative is usually hyperbolic, that is, the speaker is not literally asking someone to die on the spot. [c. 1930] Curiously, the adjective (and adverb) drop-dead is not at all insulting. Rather, it means “dazzling” or “awe-inspiring,” as in She wore a drop-dead outfit that all the other women admired. This usage originated in slangy journalism in the 1960s. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.