Linda’s prompt for the week: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nail.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!
The term dead as a doornail was used in the 1500s by William Shakespeare, and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in 1843. It is thought that the phrase dead as a doornail comes from the manner of securing doornails that were hammered into a door by clenching them.
The phrase is deader than a doornail (or dead as a doornail). It means utterly and completely dead — either literally or figuratively.
This phrase was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the word was nail for this week. So I decided to google it and I got the above definition. I have heard “you’re deader than a doornail” many times in my life.
I have also heard people say they were going to nail someone or pound the nail into the board.
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