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The meaning of "wouldnt be caught dead"

" Wouldn't be caught dead "
Meaning:
Referring to something you absolutely refuse to do.
Example:
I'm a lifelong socialist. I wouldn't be caught dead working for a hedge fund.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, late 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide but most common in Britain.
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