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road kill

Syllabification: road kill

Definition of road kill in English:

noun

1An animal (or animals, collectively) killed by a vehicle on a road.
1.1 informal Someone or something no longer useful or desired: gee, thanks for making me feel like road kill
More example sentences
  • I sighed and sat down on the chair beside Aaron, who, in turn, whispered to me from the corner of his mouth, ‘You're road kill, Jay.’
  • His most remarkable feat, though, has been his salvage job at Nissan, which looked like road kill five years ago when he arrived.
  • Obsession with detail is one reason VW has succeeded so brilliantly in reviving its fortunes in the U.S., where the VW brand was road kill a decade ago.

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