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  • Asleep with Jesus
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • At death's door
  • At peace
  • At rest
  • At the dead of night
  • Back from the dead
  • Badgered to death ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Because I could not stop for death he kindly stopped for me ( from a poem by Dickinson )
  • Belly up
  • Bernie, the bolt ( A catchphrase from The Golden Shot )
  • Better dead than red
  • Better late than never ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Better off dead
  • Big Shot Becky ( Nickname of basketball player Becky Hammon )
  • Big Shot Bob ( Nickname of basketball player Robert Horry )
  • Big shot
  • Blue screen of death
  • Booster shot
  • Bored stiff
  • Bored to death
  • Brain dead
  • Bring out your dead
  • Brown bread ( Cockney rhyming slang for dead )
  • Brush with death
  • Buzzard meat
  • Cake or death ( line from Eddie Izzard comedy )
  • Catch your death of cold
  • Cement shoes
  • Cheap shot
  • Chivalry is not dead
  • Cold meat
  • Concrete shoes
  • Cot death
  • Cowards may die many times before their death
  • Cross over to the other side
  • Cut out the dead wood
  • Cut someone dead
  • Daily grind ( the daily routine of a dull or boring job )
  • Dance of death
  • Day late and a dollar short
  • Dead Man Walking ( Helen Prejean book )
  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid ( Steve Martin movie )
  • Dead Ringer For Love ( Meatloaf song )
  • Dead air
  • Dead and buried
  • Dead and gone
  • Dead cat bounce ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Dead cinch
  • Dead duck
  • Dead easy
  • Dead end
  • Dead from the neck up
  • Dead giveaway
  • Dead heads
  • Dead heat
  • Dead in the water
  • Dead issue
  • Dead letter
  • Dead loss
  • Dead man walking
  • Dead meat
  • Dead men tell no tales
  • Dead men's shoes
  • Dead of night
  • Dead of winter
  • Dead on arrival
  • Dead on time
  • Dead presidents
  • Dead reckoning
  • Dead ringer ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Dead to rights
  • Dead to the world
  • Dead white European male ( derogatory reference to someone who has an unjustified reputation )
  • Dead white male
  • Dead wood
  • Death In Venice ( Dirk Bogade / Luchino Visconti movie )
  • Death On The Nile ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Death On The Orient Express ( Agatha Christie book )
  • Death Valley ( tourist attraction in Arizona USA )
  • Death by PowerPoint
  • Death by a thousand cuts
  • Death by chocolate
  • Death by committee
  • Death by misadventure
  • Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down
  • Death metal
  • Death of a Salesman ( play by Arthur Miller )
  • Death trap
  • Depart this life
  • Dice with death
  • Dick and Jane is dead ( Encyclopaedia Britannica advertising slogan )
  • Die a death
  • Do something to death
  • Domestos kills all known germs - Dead! ( Domestos Bleach advertising slogan )
  • Done to death
  • Down among the dead men
  • Drop dead
  • Drop dead gorgeous
  • Drop dead list
  • Drop down dead
  • Drop the Dead Donkey ( BBC comedy television series )
  • Dropped off the perch
  • Fall asleep
  • Fashionably late
  • Fate worse than death ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
  • Flogging a dead horse
  • Get shot of
  • Give it your best shot
  • Give me liberty or give me death
  • Given up for dead
  • God is dead ( philosophical comment by Friedrich Nietzsche )
  • Gone before
  • Gone but not forgotten
  • Good and dead
  • Grim death
  • Grip of death
  • Group of death ( the most difficult or competitive group in a sports tournament )
  • Half asleep
  • Hang by the neck until dead
  • Hang on like grim death
  • Have a shot at
  • He shot through like a Bondi tram
  • He's dead Jim ( A catchphrase from Star Trek )
  • Headless chicken
  • Hot chocolate, drinking chocolate - the late, late drink ( Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate advertising slogan )
  • Hot shot
  • I Shot The Sheriff ( Eric Clapton song )
  • I see dead people ( The Sixth Sense )
  • I wouldn't be caught dead
  • If it ain't Stiff it ain't worth a f*ck ( Stiff Records advertising slogan )
  • If you keep late hours for Society's sake, Bromo-Seltzer will cure that headache ( Bromo-Seltzer advertising slogan )
  • In Abraham's bosom
  • In at the death
  • In the grave
  • In the midst of life we are in death
  • Into the valley of death rode the six hundred
  • It's never too late
  • It's never too late to learn
  • John Doe
  • Keep a stiff upper lip
  • Kicking dead whales down the beach
  • Kill stone dead
  • Kills bugs dead ( Raid advertising slogan )
  • Kiss of death
  • Knock 'em dead
  • Laid to rest
  • Laid up in lavender
  • Last rites
  • Late bloomer
  • Late developer
  • Late hour
  • Late in the day
  • Late in the game
  • Late lamented
  • Left for dead
  • Let the dead bury the dead
  • Lie in state
  • Life after death
  • Life and death struggle
  • Like a shot
  • Like being savaged by a dead sheep
  • Like death warmed up
  • Little Sure Shot ( Nickname of Annie Oakley )
  • Long shot
  • Look death in the eye
  • Loud enough to waken the dead
  • Mail shot
  • Matter of life and death
  • Meet your maker
  • Merchant of death
  • Missing, presumed lost
  • More dead than alive
  • Mr. Big Shot ( Nickname of Chauncey Billups )
  • Near death experience
  • Never a dull moment
  • Never speak ill of the dead
  • No longer with us
  • Not by a long shot
  • Nothing is certain but death and taxes
  • Numbered with the dead
  • On death row
  • On pain of death
  • Out of the jaws of death
  • Over my dead body
  • Parting shot
  • Pass on
  • Pass over to the other side
  • Perfect shot
  • Play dead
  • Post mortem
  • Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely
  • Pushing up daisies
  • Put the fear of death into someone
  • Put to death
  • Raise the dead
  • Rictus grin
  • Rigor mortis
  • Roll over and play dead
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ( play by Tom Stoppard )
  • Running late
  • Scared stiff
  • Scared to death
  • See You Late Alligator ( Bill Haley song )
  • Seven deadly sins
  • Shoot a birdie ( score one under par in a golf shot )
  • Shot across the bows
  • Shot in the arm ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Shot in the dark
  • Shot to hell
  • Shot while trying to escape
  • Sick to death of
  • Six feet under
  • Skeleton in the cupboard ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Skeleton key
  • Skeleton staff
  • Sleeping with the fishes
  • Snatched from us
  • Stiff competition
  • Street pizza
  • Take a pot shot at
  • The Angel of Death ( Nickname of Josef Mengele )
  • The Chipmunk Song ( Christmas Don't Be Late ) ( The Chipmunks and David Seville song )
  • The Day of the Dead ( Horror movie )
  • The Hoosier Hot Shot ( Nickname of humourist Herb Shriner )
  • The Hypochondriac's Guide To Life And Death ( Gene Weingarten book )
  • The King is dead, long live the King
  • The King of Late Night Television ( Nickname of Jack Paar )
  • The Living Death ( Nickname of Lew Jenkins )
  • The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll ( Bob Dylan song )
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ( James Stewart / John Wayne movie )
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • The cereal that's shot from guns! ( Quaker Puffed Wheat advertising slogan )
  • The departed
  • The empty chair ( the perceived absense of someone who is recently deceased )
  • The female of the species is more deadly than the male
  • The late unpleasantness
  • The money shot
  • The only good Indian is a dead Indian
  • The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated
  • The shot heard around the world
  • The valley of the shadow of death ( line from the Lord's Prayer )
  • The wages of sin is death
  • There are no pockets in a shroud
  • Tickled to death
  • Till Death Us Do Part ( BBC comedy television series )
  • Today the discriminating family finds it absolutely necessary to own two or more motor cars ( Buick advertising slogan )
  • Tonight's top ten list ( A catchphrase from David Letterman In The Late Show )
  • Too little, too late
  • Turn up your toes
  • Until death do us part
  • Victory won't wait for the nation that's late ( Big Ben Clocks advertising slogan )
  • Wall of death
  • Wanted, dead or alive
  • When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight ( FedEx advertising slogan )
  • Whispering Death ( Nickname of Michael Holding - West Indies cricketer )
  • Yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye ( Beatles song lyric )
  • You'll be the death of me
  • You'll get shot
  • You're a long time dead
  • Zombie funds

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