Definition of drop dead in English:

drop dead

1Die suddenly and unexpectedly: she had seen her father drop dead of a heart attack
More example sentences
  • After his wife suddenly drops dead while vacuuming, his life takes an unexpected turn.
  • Suddenly he drops dead and his soul is whisked away, to his not inconsiderable consternation, to heaven to be judged.
  • Only later did the pair find out that it was also the name of a racehorse which had performed well in country meetings for a while before suddenly dropping dead.
1.1 [in imperative] informal Used as an expression of intense scorn or dislike: why don’t you just drop dead?
More example sentences
  • ‘Neil really is a nice guy,’ I said coldly. ‘I hope you drop dead.’
  • Every one of you guys should just drop dead and go to hell.
  • William murmured into her ear through clenched teeth. ‘Drop dead.’
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