Meaning of “wouldn't be seen dead” in the English Dictionary

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"wouldn't be seen dead" in British English

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wouldn't be seen dead


If someone wouldn't be seen dead in a particular place or doing a particular thing, they would never do it, usually because it would be too embarrassing:

I wouldn't be seen dead wearing a dress like that.

(Definition of “wouldn't be seen dead” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)