English version

(as) dead as a doornail

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English(as) dead as a doornail(as) dead as a doornailinformal completely dead doornail
Examples from the Corpus
(as) dead as a doornailShe looked dead as a doornail.If looks could kill, Dooley Barlowe would have dropped him right there, dead as a doornail.There we were, messing around with his things, and all the time he was dead as a doornail in Paris.
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