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"drop-dead" in British English

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uk   /ˈdrɒp.ded/ us   /ˈdrɑːp.ded/ informal
used to emphasize that someone or something is extremely attractive: He's drop-dead gorgeous!

drop dead!

a rude way of telling someone that you are annoyed with them and want them to go away or be quiet: Oh, just drop dead!
(Definition of drop-dead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drop dead" in American English

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drop dead

to die suddenly and unexpectedly
drop dead infml
If you tell someone to drop dead, you are saying that you are very angry with that person.
(Definition of drop dead from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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