someone wouldn't be caught dead

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 in a jacket like that!

Thesaurus: way of saying that you will not do somethingsynonym
Main entry: dead

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • wouldn't be caught dead — wouldn t be caught/seen dead informal 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. John s dad won t go to the christening, he wouldn t be …   New idioms dictionary

  • someone wouldn't be seen 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 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

  • 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

  • wouldn't be seen dead — wouldn t be caught/seen dead informal 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. John s dad won t go to the christening, he wouldn t be …   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

  • dead — [[t]de̱d[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ A person, animal, or plant that is dead is no longer living. You re a widow? Yes. My husband s been dead a year now. ... The group had shot dead another hostage. ...their dead brother. ...old newspapers and dead flowers.… …   English dictionary

  • dead — dead1 W1S1 [ded] adj [no comparative] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not alive)¦ 2¦(not working)¦ 3¦(already used)¦ 4¦(boring)¦ 5¦(not active/used)¦ 6¦(arm/leg etc)¦ 7¦(no emotion)¦ 8¦(tired)¦ 9 be dead to the world …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dead — dead1 [ ded ] adjective *** ▸ 1 no longer alive ▸ 2 not working ▸ 3 not interesting ▸ 4 no longer relevant ▸ 5 very weak/tired/sick ▸ 6 having no feeling ▸ 7 showing little emotion ▸ 8 no longer spoken ▸ 9 complete ▸ 10 in ball games ▸ 11 when… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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