Interested in Language
Is the word deadly used in English as a kind of compliment?
Last weekwend, while watching the movie 'The United States of Leland', I could see a man declaring himself to woman with the following words:
"Oh, come on. You're beautiful. You're beyond that. You have no idea how beautiful you are. You're deadly. You're deadly. I'm powerless before you."
I think the word deadly may mean "the one who kills", may it?
What kind of compliment is that?
P.S.: Feel free to correct any mistakes in this post.