And now she had a dead weight on top of her.
I tried to get up, but the Thing was a dead weight on my back.
The larger man was almost dead weight on the boy.
It was all they could do to hold up his dead weight.
It was in a very real sense, a dead weight.
When she was just dead weight in my arms, I let her go, slowly.
He tried to move his legs to help, but they were still dead weight.
After a moment the dead weight became too much, and the horse brought his head down.
Otherwise an individual could become dead weight at any moment.
Or just fall like a dead weight that he could never carry.