Dead as a Doornail
“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins…” (Ephesians 2:1, NIV).
There are many expressions used to describe death. The more polite and appropriate ones include “at rest” and “departed”. Among the more insensitive are “pushing up daisies”, “bought the farm”, and “six feet under”.
One of the expressions for death I heard from my father growing up was “dead as a doornail”. I only recently…