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Difference between Blind to the world and Dead to the world

blind to the world —(coll.) extremely drunk:

  • He may be a nice enough fellow when he is sober. But on the two occasions I have met him he was blind to the world and a perfect nuisance.

dead to the world —(coll.)

1. unconscious or fast asleep:

  • A muffled sound of snoring rose from the great hall where thirty exhausted lads lay dead to the world.

2. = blind to the world:

  • Six beers and he was dead to the world.

3. unaware of or not interested in modern affairs:

  • Old Marryat is dead to the world; I tried to talk to him on at least a dozen modern topics but he responded to none of them.