drop-dead gorgeous!

Пуснато от ibn as-sabil в Срд, 24/01/2018 - 08:42

Meanings of "drop-dead gorgeous!"


"drop dead gorgeous" means so extremely beautiful that seeing her (or whomever is being described) would cause you to drop dead.

There are two different bands with the name "Drop Dead Gorgeous".

Well, almost:

First there is Michelle Steynberg and "Drop Dead Gorgeous" of South Africa,

And then there is "Drop Dead, Gorgeous", the American post-hardcore band from Denver, Colorado.

The difference, in English, is that WITHOUT the comma, "drop dead" is an ADVERB, modifying gorgeous - meaning EXTREMELY gorgeous - (gorgeous enough to make you drop dead from seeing her!), and the entire band name is simply an adjectival phrase.

WITH the comma, it is a complete sentence: Specifically, it is a COMMAND to someone - whom you're addressing by the moniker of "Gorgeous", - and whom you're telling (commanding) to: "Drop dead!"

Apparently, the American post-hardcore band from Denver, Colorado DOES spell their name with a comma, (this being a clever play on words on their part),

whereas Michelle Steynberg's South African band does NOT use a comma! (thus retaining the original meaning of this expression or idiom!)

обяснено от ibn as-sabilibn as-sabil на Срд, 24/01/2018 - 08:42
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Сногсшибательно красивый, убийственно красивый

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"drop-dead gorgeous!" в текстове на песни

Oomph! - As If it Were the Last Time

Near you, I'm lonely
Because you are drop-dead gorgeous
We let ourselves fall in love

Herbert Grönemeyer - The Hero

Delicate melancholy blows over us
You look drop dead gorgeous[fn]The literal translation would describe being brought to one's knees, but since that would have a different meaning in English, I've substituted an expression with a similar meaning.[/fn]
You can move on at any time

Alyssa Edwards - Drop Dead Gorgeous (B. Ames Mix)

Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch

I don't get 'cute', I get drop dead gorgeous

DJ Khaled - No Brainer

Demanded my attention, had to give it up
Look like somebody designed you
Drop-dead gorgeous, you make me wanna live it up
Your presence is critical

Leïla Huissoud - We've known each other for so long

(K) Did he ever said sorry to you?
(L) For not putting away his underpants
(K) And did he say you were drop dead gorgeous?
(L) Does it count if it was the alcohol speaking?

Madison Beer - We Are Monster High

They say go run and hide
But I just gotta say
We're drop dead gorgeous each and every day

Little Mix - F.U.

Then you smile, that's my killer
So I say "love you" and "baby, I need you"
Cause you're drop dead gorgeous
And Cupid ain't coming to warn us

Shawn Mendes - Like This

And I love it how she's honest
You don't find it nowadays
She's not even drop dead gorgeous
But she kills me anyway

Gege - Drop-dead gorgeous

It rains over Bailu Shoal.
She is reluctant to leave Tongque Pavilion.
The setting sun dyes grass.
Several flocks of wild geese fly away.

Alligatoah - Hit and Run

Did I really kill the child?
Philosophical questions
Only my drop dead gorgeous car
Bears the trace

Ilinca Băcilă - Friends

Oh no, you're introducing her to me
I already know who she is
And yeah, she's drop-dead gorgeous

Mireille Mathieu - See You Baby, Sorry...

You think you're so drop-dead gorgeous
With your dirty blond goatee,
The cowboy boots and tassels?
With your friends around

Lil Wayne - Believe Me

Out of duct tape so when he prayin', I ignore the nigga
All I gotta say is sayonara, nigga
Drop dead gorgeous but the bitch ain't dyin' for a nigga
Where the real queens at? Shout out Capone and Noreaga

Sektor Gaza - Godmother

I have a drop dead gorgeous godmother
Together we drink like swines[fn]Couldn't find anything that could match the Russian coarseness here[/fn] every day
She has loads of booze at home.
When I get bored, I go to my godmother.

Republica - Drop Dead Gorgeous

Not for me to comprimise
You're still a friend of mine
Yeah yeah and you're drop dead gorgeous
You're forgiven

Bugus - Magazine

When I saw her
She was drop dead gorgeous
All you other girls

Trupa Desperado - Laziness

There’s a blonde girl next door,
She’s a drop dead gorgeous,
She keeps inviting me to her place

Plan B (UK) - Charmaine

We arrange to go out for a drink at a bar
Shes already there when I arrive and she looks the part
Even more stunning than I remember, fuck it, drop dead gorgeous
Her ass is tight and her breasts are bloody enormous

Lordi - The Night of the Loving Dead

Dressing sharp, au naturel
Looking drop dead gorgeous
Sins of the rotten flesh for you to hold

Ryan Leslie - Joan of Arc

Drivin’ to my apocalypse with 400 horses

Drop dead gorgeous – unfair advantage
You deserve an Emmy award for all your antics