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Dead Wood

Dead Wood - people in a group, work place, government or organization that are not needed anymore or don't really do anything

  • There is a lot of dead wood in the government. People get paid, and they don't do anything.
  • We have to get rid of the dead wood that works in the company. There are some people that get a pay check to sit around and do nothing.
  • The university has a lot of dead wood. I would like to see them retire.
  • Do you think there is dead wood in the local housing organization?
  • The company can save a lot of money, if they get rid of the dead wood.
  • I work with a lot of dead wood. I wish the boss would find them something to do.

Down On Your Luck

Down To Earth

Drive Me Nuts

Dead Silence

Dead On My Feet

Drag Your Feet

Drop A Line

Dog Tired

Do A Number On

Dead End Job

Dressed To Kill

Dead Right

Dead Serious

Do Justice

Dead Wrong

Diamond In The Rough

Down The Road

Double Cross

Dead To The World

Down In The Dumps

Deep Pockets

Down To The Wire

Dead Tired

Draw A Blank

Day After Day - With Audio

Day By Day - With Audio

Dead Wood

Dirt Cheap

Do Time

Doggie Bag

Do Not Bug Me

Do Not Judge A Book By It's Cover

Double Edge Sword

Double Standard

Drag Me Down

Drive Crazy

Drive Someone Up a Wall

Drop The Ball

Drown Out

Dry Run

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