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dead meat #1 (permalink) Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:11 am   dead meat
 

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ESL/EFL Test #331 "English Slang Idioms (52)", question 1

He knew that once his father found out that he was in detention again at school, he would be dead ..........

(a) fish
(b) meat
(c) set
(d) head

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #331 "English Slang Idioms (52)", answer 1

He knew that once his father found out that he was in detention again at school, he would be dead meat.

Correct answer: (b) meat
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...he would be dead meat, because his father gave him a talking to because his father found out that he was in detention at school.
dead meat =threatening somebody; the expression is usually an exaggeration. Its synonym : You are a dead man.
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