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  • n  a nail with a large head; formerly used to decorate doors

  • OPA was dead; dead as a doornail.
  • Like poor Marley, looks like the Michigan re-vote is as dead as a doornail.
  • Vandenberg's candidacy was dead as a doornail.

  • Norm Sterling in Toronto Star
    It's dead as a doornail,said Norm Sterling, a party veteran who appeared satisfied with the shift in policy. "The people have spoken and we've listened."
  • Aaron Eckart in TV Guide
    Aaron Eckhart says his villainous Dark Knight alter ego is "dead as a doornail" following his construction site plunge and will not pop up in future Christopher Nolan Bat-flicks.
  • Fuzzy Zoeller in USA Today
    It came out deader than a doornail,Zoeller said of his birdie putt. "I used the wrong club. I should have used a pitching wedge or a 9-iron. I should have eliminated the fringe."

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