What does over my dead body mean?


Idiom Meaning:

said when opposing something (and would prevent it from happening)


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Clue (1985)

Time of Scene: ~00:27:20

Mr. Boddy: You lockin’ me in? I’ll take the key.

Wadsworth: Over my dead body, sir.


Superman/Doomsday (2007)

Time of Scene: ~01:05:30

Dark Superman: You know, Metropolis is doing just fine without you.

Superman: I’m not sure I approve of your methods.

Dark Superman: I’m not asking for your approval. Get this straight, you’re not needed here. Metropolis is under my protection, now and forever.

Superman: Over my dead body.


Star Wars (1977)

Time of Scene: ~00:48:30

Greedo: Jabba’s put a price on your head so large every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you. I’m lucky I found you first.

Han Solo: Yeah, but this time I’ve got the money.

Greedo: If you give it to me, I might forget I found you.

Han Solo: I don’t have it with me. Tell Jabba…

Greedo: Jabba’s through with you! He has no use for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.

Han Solo: Even I get boarded sometimes. Do you think I had a choice?

Greedo: You can tell that to Jabba. At best, he may only take your ship.

Han Solo: Over my dead body!

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