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britdam007

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“It was horrifying because I’m of a certain age and I kept thinking, ‘If I don’t do it right I will drop dead halfway through this and someone else will get the role!’”

- Actress Sally Field on playing the role of Mary Todd Lincoln in the film Lincoln. (US Weekly)

What does it mean to drop dead in the above sentence?
 

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“It was horrifying because I’m of a certain age and I kept thinking, ‘If I don’t do it right I will drop dead halfway through this and someone else will get the role!’”

- Actress Sally Field on playing the role of Mary Todd Lincoln in the film Lincoln. (US Weekly)

What does it mean to drop dead in the above sentence?

To die suddenly.
 
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