take (your) life


take (your) life
   to kill yourself
   As distinct from take life in your hands, to risk your life rashly, or just take life as it comes, to live in a casual way:
    Beautiful Young Society Matron Takes Life in Plunge. (Mailer, 1965 — headline relating to a suicide)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • take (your) life in (your) hands — to do something very dangerous. I think you take your life in your hands every time you get on a plane …   New idioms dictionary

  • take your life in your hands — take your life in your ˈhands idiom to risk being killed • You take your life in your hands just crossing the road here. Main entry: ↑lifeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take (your) life in (your) hands — take (your) life in/into (your) hands to do something dangerous. I m sure this elevator isn t properly maintained. I feel as though I m taking my life into my hands every time I go in it …   New idioms dictionary

  • take (your) life into (your) hands — take (your) life in/into (your) hands to do something dangerous. I m sure this elevator isn t properly maintained. I feel as though I m taking my life into my hands every time I go in it …   New idioms dictionary

  • take your own life — phrase to kill yourself deliberately About a year ago, Carol tried to take her own life. Thesaurus: to kill yourselfhyponym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: life * * * take your own life …   Useful english dictionary

  • take your (own) life — take your (own) ˈlife idiom to kill yourself Main entry: ↑lifeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Take Your Daughter to Work Day (The Office) — Office episode name = Take Your Daughter To Work Day Michael and Edward R. Meow during Take Your Daughter to Work Day . ep num = 24 prod code = 02018 date = March 16 2006 writer = Mindy Kaling director = Victor Nelli, Jr. season = 2 Take Your… …   Wikipedia

  • Take your Son, Sir! — Infobox Painting backcolor=#FBF5DF painting alignment=right image size=200px title=Take your son, Sir! artist= Ford Madox Brown year= 1851 6 type=Oil on canvas height=381 width=705 height inch= width inch = diameter cm = diameter inch = city=… …   Wikipedia

  • Take My Life...Please! — Infobox Television episode Title = Red Snow Series = The Twilight Zone Caption = Season = 1 Episode = 53 Airdate = March 28, 1986 Production = Writer = Gordon Mitchell Director = Gus Trikonis Guests = Tim Thomerson : Billy Diamond Ray Buktenica …   Wikipedia

  • take your own life — to kill yourself deliberately About a year ago, Carol tried to take her own life …   English dictionary


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