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    Hi i am having trouble with idioms...The phrase is " to do or die" can some1 help me with this please ....


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    Re: idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby Gibson View Post
    Hi i am having trouble with idioms...The phrase is " to do or die" can some1 help me with this please ....

    Try searching in google with this, Shelby.

    "do or die" meaning

    Remember to put quotes around do or die. The first three hits are from dictionaries.

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    "Do or die" implies that there are serious and dire consequences to be faced if you do not succeed. It can be used literally: You're on a sinking ship, and have a chance of surviving if you put on your life jacket and allow yourself to be lowered via rope into a lifeboat. You're terrified of being dangled over the ocean like that, but it's your only hope of survival. Do it, or go down with the ship and die.

    It can also be used figuratively: Your boss is depending upon you to finish a project by 5:00; if it's not done on time, your company could lose a major account and a lot of money. Your boss might tell you, "Please skip your lunch break and keep working on this until it's finished - it's do or die."

    It basically means you have only two options: success or failure. There is no middle ground.


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    Smile Re: idioms

    Thankyou Ouish that was very helpful...how might u illustrate that ???

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