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American English: /ˈdrɑp ˈˌdɛd/

Translation of drop-dead in Spanish:


  • [colloquial]
    que es de morirse [colloquial]
    que te caes de espaldas [colloquial]
    he's drop-dead gorgeous
    es para morirse de guapo [colloquial]
    es que te caes de espaldas de guapo [colloquial]
    está como un tren (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • She knew she wasn't stunningly beautiful or drop-dead gorgeous but a few have remarked on her ‘unique’ look before also.
    • Both of them would be drop-dead gorgeous, complete knockouts.
    • This rhubarb and blueberry soufflé is light, lovely, rich and drop-dead gorgeous.

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