caught dead

caught dead
phrasal
: publicly known even though dead and impervious to criticism : discovered, found

I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that shirt


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • caught dead — See wouldn t be caught dead …   English idioms

  • someone would not be caught dead — (someone) would not be caught dead someone would never do or wear something. I wouldn t be caught dead doing ads for that company. My father wouldn t have been caught dead in a white suit. Etymology: based on the idea that something very bad… …   New idioms dictionary

  • would not be caught dead — (someone) would not be caught dead someone would never do or wear something. I wouldn t be caught dead doing ads for that company. My father wouldn t have been caught dead in a white suit. Etymology: based on the idea that something very bad… …   New idioms dictionary

  • wouldn't be caught dead/seen dead —    If someone says that they wouldn t be caught or seen dead in a particular place or doing something, they mean that they would be too ashamed or embarrassed.     My seven year old son thinks he s a big boy; he wouldn t be caught dead holding my …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • somebody wouldn't be caught dead … — sb wouldn t be seen/caught ˈdead… idiom (informal) used to say that you would not like to wear particular clothes, or to be in a particular situation • She wouldn t be seen dead in a hat. • He wouldn t be caught dead going to a club with his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't be caught dead —    If someone says that they wouldn t be caught or seen dead in a particular place or doing something, they mean that they would be too ashamed or embarrassed.     My seven year old son thinks he s a big boy; he wouldn t be caught dead holding my …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • someone wouldn't be caught dead — someone wouldn’t be seen/caught/dead spoken phrase used for saying that someone would never wear a particular type of clothing, go to a particular place, or take part in a particular activity because it is not fashionable I wouldn’t be seen dead… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wouldn't be seen (or caught) dead in (or with, at, etc.) — informal have a strong dislike of. → dead …   English new terms dictionary

  • not be caught dead — verb To refuse completely to do something. I would not be caught dead in such a skimpy dress …   Wiktionary

  • wouldn't be caught dead — would not like to do it, would rather die than do it    Have you seen Lulu s miniskirt? I wouldn t be caught dead in that …   English idioms

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