Dead to the world: What do you mean by this phrase?
By Beth, Mexico - 7th Dec. 2007
When you say that someone is dead to the world, what you mean is that the person is sound asleep and you’re finding it rather difficult to wake him up.
• After doing all the karate exercises, Mary was dead to the world.
• Sumatra was dead to the world. We were just unable to wake her up.