French translation of 'dead wood'
(= people) dinosaures mpl
(= things) vieilleries fpl ⧫ vieilles reliques fpl
a reshuffle to clear out dead wood un remaniement pour se débarrasser des dinosaures
He has been discarded as dead wood. On l’a rejeté comme étant un dinosaure.
to be dead wood [person, thing] avoir fait son temps
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Example Sentences Including 'dead wood'
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It was simply a matter of cutting out the dead wood.What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)
Need to get rid of dead wood.The Sun (2015)
The path is edged with dead wood and there are hedges of woven hazel fencing which is a wildlife corridor for insects.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
At least some dead wood has been felled.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Sometimes the price of dead wood is higher than gold.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Translation of dead wood from the Collins English to French Dictionary