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live by the sword, die by the swordOne who uses violence can expect a violent response. It is better to try to use peaceful means wherever possible.(figuratively) One can expect dire outcomes from any vice; used to convey poetic justice.Rate it:

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live and let liveTo be tolerant; to enjoy the pleasures and opportunities which life offers and to allow others to do the same.Rate it:

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wobei die mächtigen auch von nichts anderem getrieben sind als von der angstAnderem groß geschrieben, man kRate it:

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die downTo become less virulent.Rate it:

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dieFollowed by from. General use, though somewhat more common in medical or scientific contexts.Rate it:

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cross my heart and hope to dieadded to a promise or a statement to show how serious one was about being honest in what one saidRate it:

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dieFollowed by for. Often expressing wider contextual motivations, though sometimes indicating direct causes.Rate it:

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dieFollowed by of. General use.Rate it:

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dieFollowed by with. Now rare as indicating direct cause.Rate it:

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

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die offTo become extinct (if a group of plants, animals, or people dies off, all of that group dies over a period of time).Rate it:

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die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.Rate it:

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die on the vineUsed other than as an idiom: see die, on, the, vine.Rate it:

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die outTo become extinct.Rate it:

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do-or-dieRequiring a determined or desperate effort to avoid the consequences of failure.Rate it:

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it's not for us to wonder why, it's for us to do or die!Ask no questions, ponder nothing, hold no reservations, withhold no loyalty; Simply fall-in, join forces, obey my orders, follow through and prepare to make the supreme sacrifice in this horrific challenge!Rate it:

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life's a bitch and then you dieOne should expect the worst.Rate it:

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old habits die hardExisting habits are hard to change.Rate it:

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only the good die youngAlternative form of the good die young.Rate it:

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the die is castThe future is determined; there are no more options; events will proceed in an irreversible manner.Rate it:

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the good die youngWell-regarded people who are morally upright, kind, and beneficent tend to die at a younger age than do most people.Rate it:

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to die forVery good; exquisite; excellent; particularly desirable.Rate it:

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what did your last slave die ofUsed to indicate that someone is being bossy and/or demanding, usually to an unreasonable extent.Rate it:

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double-edged swordA benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but non-obvious cost or risk.Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo commit suicide by allowing one’s body to drop onto the point of one’s sword..Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo resign from a job or other position of responsibility, especially when pressured to do so.Rate it:

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fall on one's swordTo voluntarily take the blame for a situation.Rate it:

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put to the swordTo execute, especially by using a sword.Rate it:

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put to the swordTo severely defeat.Rate it:

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sword and sandalOf or pertaining to a genre of books or films relating fantasy-adventure tales involving heroic exploits in ancient or biblical times.Rate it:

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sword and sorceryOf or pertaining to a genre of narratives—including short stories, novels, television shows, films, and computer games—which combines wizardry and other fantastical supernatural elements with violent combat using medieval weaponry..Rate it:

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the pen is mightier than the swordMore influence and power can be usurped by writing than by fighting.Rate it:

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two-edged swordA double-edged sword; a benefit that is also a liability.Rate it:

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two-edged swordUsed other than as an idiom: see two, edged, sword.Rate it:

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live onTo survive solely by consuming a certain thing.Rate it:

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live upTo fulfil the expectations placed upon.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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live downTo get used to something shameful.Rate it:

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live a lieTo conceal something about oneself, without the knowledge of which others cannot know one's true character or perspective.Rate it:

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live and learnAn exhortation to gain knowledge from living experiences. Commonly used after an accident or misfortune to indicate a moral lesson.Rate it:

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live in sinTo cohabit as if man and wife without being married.Rate it:

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live it upTo have a wonderful life; to live fully and have fun.Rate it:

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live it upIn the aftermath of successful ventures, many individuals often express a desire to celebrate or party, let down their hair and Live it up!Rate it:

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live largeTo have a lavish or overly-extravagant lifestyle.Rate it:

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live offto depend on financiallyRate it:

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live on the edgeTo have an adventurous or perilous lifestyle; to behave in a manner which creates risks for oneself.Rate it:

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live on the edgeTo be caught in an economic or societal situation which one did not choose, which threatens one's well-being or life, and which causes distress.Rate it:

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live oneA person, thing, or situation which is particularly interesting, noteworthy, or urgent.Rate it:

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live oneSomeone who is easily fooled, victimized, or ridiculed.Rate it:

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live oneSomeone who is eccentric, nonconformist, or otherwise peculiar.Rate it:

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