dead on arrival

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dead on arrival (not comparable)

  1. (of a patient) Found to be dead upon arriving at hospital.
  2. Found dead at a scene, upon the arrival of an emergency medical service (EMS) or the police.
  3. (slang) a new item received broken
  4. (slang) a failure from the start, a nonstarter

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