(to be) dead to the world

Idiom Definition

"(to be) dead to the world"

to be sleeping very deeply and soundly

Idiom Definition - to be dead to the world


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to be dead to the world

Like many teenage boys, Johnny likes to sleep a lot.  This morning, Johnny's mother noticed that Johnny was going to be late for school.  She went to Johnny's room and listened at the door to hear the alarm clock ringing very loudly.  Johnny's mother knocked and knocked on the door and called his name.  There was no answer.  Johnny's mother opened the door and there was Johnny  sound asleep and...

"dead to the world."

Even with all the noise Johnny did not wake up.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to be dead to the world

Doctor Joe just worked a double shift at work.  He worked for sixteen hours straight in the emergency room.  After work, Doctor Joe went straight home and fell into bed.  He went to sleep as soon as his head hit the pillow and was sleeping very deeply when his telephone rang many many times.  The next morning, after Doctor Joe had woken up, the telephone rang again.  It was Doctor Joe's friend Kathy.  Kathy asked Joe why he had not answered his phone the day before.  Doctor Joe responded...

"I was dead to the world after working a double shift."

(to be) dead to the world - Usage:


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(to be) dead to the world - Gerund Form:

Being dead to the world means you are sleeping very very deeply.

(to be) dead to the world - Examples:

1)  I am dead to the world when I sleep very deeply.

2)  You are dead to the world if loud noises do not wake you up.

3)  He is dead to the world when he sleeps profoundly.

4)  She is dead to the world when she sleeps without moving.

5)  We are dead to the world after heavy physical labor.

6)  You (all) are dead to the world if you (all) sleep when your alarm rings.

7)  They are dead to the world when they sleep without dreams.

8)  Nearby, prostrate in a ditch, a spectator lies dead to the world.

9) Wait till I am drunk and dead to the world; then steal a kiss of me. 

10)  I was sound asleep and for all intent and purposes dead to the world.

11)  Buddy for example will be lying behind the sofa, dead to the world.

12)  Reluctantly, he climbed out of bed, stepping over a Sergio dead to the world, burrowed under the covers.

13)  Once the eyes are shut then I'm dead to the world and can sleep through anything.

14)  She collapsed onto the ground, fainted dead to the world.

15)   I drifted off again just after Norm went to work and I was dead to the world until he phoned at 10.30.

16)  Are you a dead to the world, dead still sleeper?

17)  Now that she is here I am having the most wonderful head hits the pillow dead to the world sleep, total bliss.

18) It was a zoned out dead to the world kind of sleep. 

19)  He turned back on his side where Korra was dead to the world.

20)  He shook Miranda but she was as dead to the world and wouldn't wake up.