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|DAAD||Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German: German Academic Exchange Service)|
|DAAD||Democratic Alliance against Dictatorship|
|DAAD||Direct Action against Drugs (vigilante group; Northern Ireland, UK)|
|DAAD||Dead as a Doornail|
|DAAD||Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (Michigan)|
|DAAD||Database of Approved Animal Drug Products (US FDA)|
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Soon enough, it's old age and dead as a doornail
. As nature intended.
"Dead as a doornail
," "not one red cent," "the cat is out of the bag." We use colorful expressions like these every day; but where do they actually come from?
Dietz's gay vampire novel, Desmond (Alyson, $13.95), Grant Michael's latest sleuth thriller starring an ex-hairdresser, Dead as a Doornail