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    to live and die on sth/you'd think

    Hi!

    1. Does it mean 'to depend completely on sth'? Is there a - or another - synonim?

    2. You'd think -> you WOULD think -> you USED TO think?

    Thanks. :)

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    Re: to live and die on sth/you'd think

    1 Have you got the context- if you'd live and die for something, you are utterly devoted/dedicated to it. I am not sure about the preposition on.
    2 Unlikely- it is would, but without more context, I'd say the used to meaning is not likely- we would use it for thought as an action/process and not for holding opinions:
    When I was young I would think the world was flat.
    When I was young I would think about why it had happened.

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    Re: to live and die on sth/you'd think

    Thanks for answering.

    1. "A stockbroker lives and die ON the number of the names in his contact list."
    The writer uses the preposition 'on', but he's probably wrong (it's not the first time!).
    Devoted/dedicated to should work, thanks!

    2. "When the markets closed, YOU'D THINK we could have relaxed."
    It's the same context. The stockbroker is telling us something about his job.
    I'm not sure of what he wants to say, is it another mistake?
    I thought of YOU HAD THINK, but the verb 'think' should be 'thought' in that case, that's why I proposed 'would'. What do you think?
    Thanks again for helping me. :)

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