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dead man walking

iemand die zwaar in de problemen zit

since his friendship with those gangsters he is a dead man walking

dead meat

je bent er geweest

this is used as a way of threatening someone

dead right

volkomen gelijk

this means that something or someone is absolutely correct, without doubt

dead to the world

van de wereld

be fast asleep and completely unaware of what is happening around you

dead wrong

totaal mis hebben

if someone is dead wrong, they are absolutely wrong

deaf as a post

stokdoof

someone who is as deaf as a post is unable to hear at all

Dear John letter

afscheidsbrief

a letter explaining why a relationship is over, is a dear john letter

death of a thousand cuts

beetje bij beetje kapot gaan

lots of small bad things are happening, which add up to a slow and painful demise

death warmed up

lijkbleek

after her long illness she looked like death warmed up

deer in the headlights

overvallen worden door iets

when one is caught off guard and needs to make a decision, but cannot react quickly

deliver the goods

doen wat wordt verwacht

when you do what is expected of you

demon weed

tabak

tobacco is the demon weed