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Dead as a door nail

DEFINITION

(Old fashioned) Unquestionably dead. A plan, an aspiration or a process has been forever ended. Why a door nail represents death is a mystery. (Compare to Dead as a door nail, Kiss of death, Not a snowballs chance in hell, Goner or Flatline)

“Since I went to jail, my dream of college is now dead as a door nail.

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