||boy and girl go to a movie etc., go out with, see
||Tong has been dating May since they met at Christmas.
||tells your age; when you were born
||Knowing that song dates you. It was popular in the 1950s.
|dawn on me
||cause me to think of, occur to me, hit me
||It didn't dawn on me that they're twins until I saw them together.
|day in, day out
||every day, daily
||Day in, day out, she walked to work. I saw her every morning.
|day of the family farm
||(See the day of the family farm)
||(See from day one)
|dead as a doornail
||dead, showing no signs of life, stone dead
||It's only a stuffed bear. It's dead as a doornail.
||very little recovery after a loss, not coming up again
||The broker said, "It was a dead-cat bounce. Stocks remain low."
||very certain, very sure, positive
||He's dead certain that Ming is the man who talked to him.
||not competitive, not viable, dead in the water, kaput
||I don't care how much skill he has. If he can't play under pressure
he's a dead duck.