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at death's doorAbout to die; in a life-threatening state of health.Rate it:

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bleed to deathUsed other than as an idiom: see bleed, to, death.Rate it:

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bleed to deathTo die from massive bloodloss, usually from severe arterial bleeding.Rate it:

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brush with deathTo have a life redeemable experienceRate it:

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death by spellcheckThe problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.Rate it:

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death knellA sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.Rate it:

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death knellThe tolling of a bell announcing death.Rate it:

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death spiralThe downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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death warmed upUsed to describe a person who appears pale or sickly.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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kiss of deathSomething that may seem good and favourable but that actually brings ruin to hopes, plans, etc.Rate it:

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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the survival of a living organism.Rate it:

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life-or-deathHaving death as a possible or even likely outcome; perilous.Rate it:

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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the success of a particular endeavor.Rate it:

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like death warmed overIll, unwell.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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matter of life and deathSomething whose outcome could result in either someone's survival or their deathRate it:

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matter of life and deathAn extremely urgent matter.Rate it:

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scare somebody to deathTo frighten someone very much.Rate it:

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scared to deathExtremely frightened.Rate it:

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social deathThe alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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to deathTo a great degree.Rate it:

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valley of deathDeath; or a place or period where death is impending.Rate it:

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valley of deathLord Alfred Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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valley of the shadow of deathValleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience.Rate it:

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yes to deathTo agree with someone, often sarcastically.Rate it:

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run overTo drive over, causing injury or death.Rate it:

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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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all-a-mortSad; at death's door.Rate it:

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big sleepDeath.Rate it:

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bought the farmSimple past tense and past participle of buy the farm: died; often refers to death in battle.Rate it:

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bucket listA list of things to accomplish before one's death. [Circa 2007]Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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Chinaman's chanceNo chance; zero possibility; a high or almost certain risk of death or failure.Rate it:

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cradle-to-graveSpanning an entire lifetime; from birth to death.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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deathblowA strike or blow that leads to death, especially a coup de grace.Rate it:

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dieTo stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.Rate it:

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dirt napA state of permanent rest; the state of death.Rate it:

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ElysianElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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Elysian FieldsElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.Rate it:

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eternal sleepDeathRate it:

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faceplantDeath or defeat in popular multiplayer online games.Rate it:

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