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    Beat a dead horse

    To continue fighting a battle that has been won, to continue to argue a point that has been settled

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    Better to be a live dog than a dead lion

    It is better to be a live coward than a dead hero (this is from Ecclesiastes in the Bible)

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    Flog a dead horse

    A) waste time on situation that will unavoidably result in negative outcome b) to continue arguing about a point that has been already settled

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    A live dog is better than a dead lion

    It is better to be a live coward than a dead hero (this is from Ecclesiastes in the Bible)

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    Play possum

    To pretend to be inactive or asleep or dead

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    As dead as a dodo

    Dead, no longer in existence

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    Dead duck

    Someone in a hopeless situation or condition

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    In heaven

    In a state of bliss or happiness, dead

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    Let the dead bury the dead

    To forget about past conflicts, to forget about old grievances, to let bygones be bygones

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    Have (someone) dead to rights

    To prove someone absolutely guilty

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    Dead from the neck up

    To be very stupid (be careful, this could be very offensive!)

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    Over my dead body

    Not if I can stop you

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    Heart is dead set against (something)

    To be totally against something

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    Dead on one's feet

    Very tired, worn out

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    Six feet under

    Dead (buried six feet under the ground in a grave)

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    Drop dead

    To die suddenly

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    Elie Wiesel

    I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.

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    Chaim Herzog

    I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.

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    Samuel Goldwyn

    I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.

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    Aeschylus

    Call no man happy till he is dead.

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    William Faulkner

    Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.

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    Enid Nemy

    Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

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    Dead men tell no tales

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    Never speak ill of the dead

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    The only good Indian is a dead Indian

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    He's dead but he won't lie down

    Said of a someone without common sense

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    Dead in the water

    An idea lost at start; something that does not have a chance to succeed

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    Leo Rosten

    A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.

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    Groucho Marx

    Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.

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    Russell Baker

    An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.

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    Oscar Wilde

    I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.

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    Woody Allen

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.

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    Bette Davis

    I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.

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    Cesar Romero

    I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down - at least he did until he dropped dead.

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    Erma Bombeck

    If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.

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    Scott Caan

    If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.

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    Anna Akhmatova

    It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.

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    Oscar Wilde

    Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

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    George Santayana

    Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

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    George Eliot

    Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

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    Mignon McLaughlin

    Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.

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    Lois McMaster Bujold

    The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.

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    Arlo Guthrie

    The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.

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    Albert Einstein

    The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

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    James Russell Lowell

    The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

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    John Keats

    The poetry of the earth is never dead.

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    W. H. Auden

    The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.

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    Bertrand Russell

    To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

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    Samuel Butler

    To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

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    Daniel Barenboim

    Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.

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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.

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    E. e. cummings

    Unbeing dead isn't being alive.

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    Stanley Baldwin

    War would end if the dead could return.

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    Irv Kupcinet

    What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?

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    John Greenleaf Whittier

    When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

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    George Burns

    When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.

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    Marlene Dietrich

    When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.

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    Come back from the dead

    To become famous again; to return to being popular; to become successful again

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    Dead as a doornail

    Dead; unusable

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    Aristotle

    The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead

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