wouldn't be caught dead/seen dead

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 hand in front of his friends!


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  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

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  • 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

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