Meaning of “drop dead!” in the English Dictionary

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"drop dead!" in British English

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drop dead!

slang

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!

drop-deadadverb

uk /ˈdrɒp.ded/ us /ˈdrɑːp.ded/ informal

used to emphasize that someone or something is extremely attractive:

He's drop-dead gorgeous!

(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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