One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to emphasize that one opposes something and would do anything to prevent it from happening.‘she moves into our home over my dead body’
- ‘‘That will be done over my dead body,’ said Sensenbrenner in an interview.’
- ‘I can guarantee you one thing, anybody I know who wants to spend money at Fineline motorcycles is going to have to do so over my dead body.’
- ‘At some point during his long, intolerant career, he must have said, ‘They'll legalize homosexuality over my dead body.’’
- ‘For his part, the Fulham manager, Chris Coleman, insisted his prized striker was going nowhere and said: ‘He'll be sold over my dead body.’’
- ‘As one business leader said to me last week: ‘He will do this over my dead body.’’
- ‘If you want me to have an examination done, it'll be over my dead body.’
- ‘‘They'll walk away with the windows over my dead body,’ said a senior source in the company.’
- ‘I tell the House that it is on record that the Prime Minister has said: ‘That road will go through my electorate over my dead body.’’
- ‘That bastard will have to go over my dead body to ask for my Jenny's paw.’
- ‘And unless they change that character's name and are willing to protect my father's reputation, I will not allow this movie to be made - over my dead body.’
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