be caught dead, not
not be caught dead
- Be caught short
be caught short verb phrase To not have enough: wascaught short at the ticket window
for the reason that; due to the fact that: The boy was absent because he was ill. Informal. (used directly before a noun, adjective, verb, interjection, etc., to convey a very concise rationale, excuse, or explanation): We’re a little like monkeys because evolution. He doesn’t practice enough: because lazy. I love doughnuts because yum! because […]
to befall. verb (intransitive) (archaic) to happen (to) v. 1520s, from be- + chance. Related: Bechanced; bechancing.
to charm; bewitch; captivate.