Definition of dead to the world in English:

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dead to the world

informal Fast asleep.
Example sentences
  • I turn my back for a moment, and when I return, Terry is lying on the floor of the van in the foetal position, motionless and silent, dead to the world.
  • For the hundredth time, she glances over to the bed, where Frank has been lying in a medicated sleep, dead to the world.
  • Those pills work fast; he'll be dead to the world in under ten minutes.
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