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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 knew that the only way to get his next promotion would be to wear dead man's shoes. His boss was showing no signs of wanting to retire.

Correct answer: (d) shoes

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Even though the boss didn't agree, he was not going to back down. He knew that he was dead right.

Correct answer: (b) right

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He tried to wake up his daughter, but she had stayed up very late the night before, so she was dead to the world.

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"I know you think that I was out late partying, but you're dead wrong." Chris told his wife. "I was really working."

Correct answer: (a) wrong

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"I've been calling your name for five minutes! I swear you're as deaf as a post," Grace told Paul.

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He received a Dear John letter from his fiancee. They had been together for four years, but he had been in Iraq for over a year now and she had met someone else.

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His car broke down, his roof leaked and he owed more income tax than he expected. He felt like he was experiencing the death by a thousand cuts.

Correct answer: (b) cuts

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"You should go home, Gina. You're too sick to be here. You look like death warmed over," Willis said.

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"Boys, let's go to the bar. I'm decorating the mahogany. I just made a big sale!" Mitch said to his fellow salesmen.

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