See also: deadweight
- Unremitting heavy weight that does not move
- (idiomatic) that which is useless or excess; that which slows something down
- She wants to shed the dead weight of so many stacks of old clutter.
2017 July 23, Brandon Nowalk, “The great game begins with a bang on Game Of Thrones (newbies)”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Nobody could ever be bothered to imagine the Sand Snakes beyond personalized weaponry and fake-aggressive quips, none of which were very convincing, and now they don’t even register as dead weight.
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- (of a shot in snooker or other cue sports) With just enough weight for a ball to drop into a pocket, or come to rest in a precisely determined position.
- He rolled the red in dead weight, and now he's nicely on the blue.