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she came in from the cold with her bold, brazen, out-spoken, take on the world positive attitude.Speaking her mind, daring to take on/face challenges, speaking up and speaking out, not staying shut to anyone, ready/willing to face whatever life/anyone dishes out to her.
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bleed to deathUsed other than as an idiom: see bleed, to, death.
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bleed to deathTo die from massive bloodloss, usually from severe arterial bleeding.
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death knellA sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.
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death knellThe tolling of a bell announcing death.
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death spiralThe downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.
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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.
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death spiralThe situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.
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death warmed upUsed to describe a person who appears pale or sickly.
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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the survival of a living organism.
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life-or-deathHaving death as a possible or even likely outcome; perilous.
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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the success of a particular endeavor.
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living deathA condition of suffering, solitude, or impairment so extreme as to deprive one's existence of all happiness and meaning.
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social deathThe alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.
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to deathTo a great degree.
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at death's doorAbout to die; in a life-threatening state of health.
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brush with deathTo have a life redeemable experience
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death by spellcheckThe problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.
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kiss of deathA kiss on the cheek that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.
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kiss of deathSomething that may seem good and favourable but that actually brings ruin to hopes, plans, etc.
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scare somebody to deathTo frighten someone very much.
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scared to deathExtremely frightened.
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till death do us partA common phrase said between the bride and the groom at a Christian wedding, indicating togetherness and commitment.
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valley of deathDeath; or a place or period where death is impending.
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valley of deathLord Alfred Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade.
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valley of deathThe phase of a startup business beginning with the entrepreneur's fulltime commitment to it and ending when the business has achieved sustainable cash flow.
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yes to deathTo agree with someone, often sarcastically.
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like death warmed overIll, unwell.
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matter of life and deathSomething whose outcome could result in either someone's survival or their death
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matter of life and deathAn extremely urgent matter.
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valley of the shadow of deathValleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience.
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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.
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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.
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run overTo drive over, causing injury or death.
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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.
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all-a-mortSad; at death's door.
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baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.
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beer musclesAn aggressive attitude resulting from consumption of an alcoholic beverage.
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big sleepDeath.
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bought the farmSimple past tense and past participle of buy the farm: died; often refers to death in battle.
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bucket listA list of things to accomplish before one's death. [Circa 2007]
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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.
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che sera seraUsed to express a personal philosophy of fatalism1604, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus:Why then belike we must sin, / And so consequently die. / Aye, we must die an everlasting death. / What doctrine call you this ? Che, sera, sera: / What will be*, shall be; Divinity adieu. / These Metaphysics of Magicians, / And necromantic books, are heavenly.
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Chinaman's chanceNo chance; zero possibility; a high or almost certain risk of death or failure.
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chip on one's shoulderA habitually combative attitude, usually because of a harboured grievance, sense of inferiority, or having something to prove.
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cradle-to-graveSpanning an entire lifetime; from birth to death.
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culpable homicideCriminal negligence causing the unlawful death of a human being.(Can we verify this sense?) (Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.(Can we verify this sense?) (Scotland, law) Manslaughter.(Can we verify this sense?) (South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.
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deathblowA strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace.
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dieTo stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.
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dirt napA state of permanent rest; the state of death.
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