wouldn't be caught dead

wouldn't be caught dead
wouldn't be caught/seen dead informal if someone wouldn't be seen dead in a particular place or doing a particular thing, they would never do it, usually because it would be too embarrassing.

John's dad won't go to the christening, he wouldn't be seen dead in a church.

(often + adv/prep)

Chris wouldn't be seen dead driving a Lada.

(often + doing something)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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