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Difference between Dead season and Dead time

dead season

1. (of holiday resorts, etc.) the time when there are very few guests:

  • Since it was the dead season, the hotel beach wasn’t crowded at all.

2. a period without commercial, social, or intellectual activity:

  • It was the dead season in London; every one of consequence was out of town.

dead timetime during which the active work is not going on:

  • Machine owners strive to minimize the dead time by finetuning the control system.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase dead on time—exactly at the expected or pre-arranged time:

  • We arrived dead on time at Cape Town where we were met by Che in the arrivals hall.