Is dead as a doornail an idiom hyperbole or a simile?
It is actually an idiom.
The opening line of the book, "Old Marley was dead as a doornail." Dead as a doornail is an idiom.
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A really good one is "dead as a doornail".
as dead as a doornail
yes cause it isnt a simile, similes have like in it but that is revering to something so yes it is a metaphor
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Example sentence - The bug was dead as a doornail after he stepped on it.
Tight as a drum Tight as your Uncle Scrooge's purse strings Old Marley was dead as a doornail As good as gold I am as light as a feather I am as happy as an angel I am as merry as a schoolboy I am as giddy as a drunken man
Dead as a doornail.
NO jk he is dead as a doornail.
yeah, as a doornail.
Another saying for "dead as a dodo" would be "dead as a doornail."
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Dead as a doornail! Stave 1
It depends on what figurative language your wanting like: Simile -"I am as ornery and stubborn as an old donkey" Metaphor -"...the dead-leaf crackly voice of Margaret Cadaver..." Personification -"Rush, rush, rush whispered the wind..." Hyperbole -"I might as well try to catch a fish in the air." Idiom -"Spin us a yarn." Onomatopia -"shoosh" and a Symbol - The Blackberry Kiss is a Symbol of the Memories Sal had with her mother in Bybanks… Read More
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i have the first eight novels; all together dead definately dead from dead to worse dead until dark dead to the world club dead dead as a doornail living dead in dalllas
No, Britney Spears is not dead. She is very much alive/healthy and has new music. This is an inappropriate question! as dead as a doornail actually if you want I'll start a discussion
That expression is an idiom.
Dead to the world means sleeping soundly. One example of a sentence with the idiom dead to the word is: After working a double shift, Sarah fell asleep and was dead to the world.
as dead as a doorstep x:)
The phease in stave one "He was dead, as dead as a door nail" is an example of this
"When you're in bed, you're dead."
1) Dead until Dark 2) Living Dead in Dallas 3) Club Dead 4) Dead to the World 5) Dead as a Doornail 6) Definitely Dead 7) Altogether Dead 8) From Dead to Worse 9) Dead and Gone
The meaning of the idiom dead certainty is absolutely or definitely
The idiom is "dead certainty". It means it's in the bag = this is a dead certainty = this is cinch
I wouldn't be caught dead in sleeping during the class.
In one word: dead.
You see, dead people are really hard to wake up. Because they're dead.
The book series is the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris/ The names of the books are: Dead Until Dark Living Dead in Dallas Club Dead Dead to the World Dead as a Doornail Definitely Dead All Together Dead From Dead to Worse Dead and Gone Dead in the Family Dead Reckoning Deadlocked
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This is not an idiom. Idioms make little or no sense unless you know the definition. This sentence makes perfect sense, so it is not an idiom. The dead fish smelled so bad that even as high as Heaven, you could smell them.
It refers to a ship that is not going anywhere and is dead in the water. If you are dead in the water, you are at a stop and unable to proceed.
Dead Until Dark, 2001 Living Dead in Dallas, 2002 Club Dead, 2003 Dead to the World, 2004 Dead as a Doornail, 2005 Definitely Dead, 2006 All Together Dead, 2007 From Dead to Worse, 2008 Dead and Gone, 2009 Dead in the Family, 2010 Dead Reckoning, 2011
IIn the opening paragragrph of stave one Dickens refers to Marley being "dead, as dead as a door nail"
1. dead until dark 2. living dead in Dallas 3. club dead 4. dead to the world 5. dead as a doornail 6. definitely dead 7. all together dead 8. from dead to worse 9. all together dead 10. dead in the family I'm pretty sure
No, it means just what it says. Someone or something is pretending that they are dead so that they can be safe from a predator.
The use of the phrase when referrig to Marley, "He was dead, as dead as a door nail"
One idiom for flowers is "pushing up daisies". This means to be dead or buried. This originated when people put daisies on graves in cemeteries.
1. Dead Until Dark 2. Living Dead In Dallas 3. Club Dead 4. Dead To The World 5. Dead As A Doornail 6. Definatly Dead 7. All Together Dead 8. From Dead To Worse 9. Dead And Gone 10.Dead In The Family And Charlaine Harris has said that three additional books are to be witten
Deader than a doornail. Rowan died of cancer years back. Martin lived until he was 86.
Hyperbole is a method of common talk that uses gross exaggeration to make a point: "The lobby smelled like 20 million dead cigars" - J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Is there a relationship between door locks being called dead bolts and door nails as in dead as a door nail?
No. A dead-bolt is a particular kind of door-locking mechanism that may be opened only from one side of the door. "Dead as a doornail" is an alliterative phrase presumedly coined by Shakespeare.
A dead silence fell over the room when I broke the treasured family heirloom.
it means that the people (or things) were impassive, showing that the feelings of the people and how they react was dead, or inactive.
My battery is dead as a doornail but if i jump start it, she runs just fine. So i would say no. As long as you jump it, it should run. Im not 100 % sure, but mine runs even with a dead battery.
The phrase "he was dead, as dead as a door nail" . This is said of Marley in the opening paragraph of stave one and is considered a hyoperbole
The openeing description of Marley is one of the main idioms used "He was dead, as dead as a door nail"