dead to the world meaning?

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What's the meaning of "dead to the world" idiom? Please give me some examples!

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Idiom Scenario 1:


Like many teenage boys, Johnny likes to sleep a lot.  This morning, Johnny's mother noticed that Johnny was going to be late for school.  She went to Johnny's room and listened at the door to hear the alarm clock ringing very loudly.  Johnny's mother knocked and knocked on the door and called his name.  There was no answer.  Johnny's mother opened the door and there was Johnny  sound asleep and...
"dead to the world."
Even with all the noise Johnny did not wake up.
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Idiom Definition:


"to be dead to the world"
to be sleeping very deeply and soundly
 
Synonyms:
coma, complete, completely, deep, deeply, oblivion, sleep, slumber, somnolence, sound, trance
 
 
Literally, dead->to the world. - - - - ->  a dead man in a coffin moving towards a circular representation of the earth showing the western hemisphere




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Idiom Scenario 2:


Doctor Joe just worked a double shift at work.  He worked for sixteen hours straight in the emergency room.  After work, Doctor Joe went straight home and fell into bed.  He went to sleep as soon as his head hit the pillow and was sleeping very deeply when his telephone rang many many times.  The next morning, after Doctor Joe had woken up, the telephone rang again.  It was Doctor Joe's friend Kathy.  Kathy asked Joe why he had not answered his phone the day before.  Doctor Joe responded...
"I was dead to the world after working a double shift."
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Idiom Usage:

Use this idiom whenever you want to convey the idea of a deep and profound sleep.
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Being dead to the world means you are sleeping very very deeply.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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