I was dead to the wind

Steve Grieme, a frequent contributor to this blog, heard this one from his very exhausted wife after a late night dinner and early wake-up.  It is a mash up of “dead to the world” (sound asleep) and “gone with the wind (disappeared or gone forever).  Both expressions indicate a completeness.  Isn’t dead to the wind a nautical term?  A big thanks as always to Steve for keeping his ear to the grindstone for malaphors!

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