give your life

   to be killed in action
   Whether or not you were conscripted:
    Some exceptional servicemen give their lives in remarkable operations. (J. Major, 1999)

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

Look at other dictionaries:

  • give your life — give (your) life slightly formal to die in order to save other people or in order to defend a belief that you support. Millions of soldiers laid down their lives for their country in the Great War …   New idioms dictionary

  • your money or your life — Meaning Give me your money or I will kill you. Origin The traditional greeting given to their victims by highwaymen (robbers who preyed on travellers in english stagecoaches in 18th and 19th century). Owes more to literary imagination than to… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Live Your Life — «Live Your Life» 200px Sencillo de T.I junto a Rihanna del álbum Paper Trail Publicación 23 de septiembre de 2008 Formato Sencillo en CD descarga digital Género(s) Hip H …   Wikipedia Español

  • lay down your life — lay down (your) life to die. I hope you will never be asked to lay down your lives for your principles. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of give your life(= to die saving someone else or in a war) …   New idioms dictionary

  • You Bet Your Life — infobox television show name = You Bet Your Life caption = format = Quiz show runtime = 30 minutes creator = John Guedel starring = Groucho Marx George Fenneman country = USA network = NBC first aired = October 5, 1950 last aired = September 21,… …   Wikipedia

  • One Day in Your Life (Anastacia song) — One Day in Your Life Single by Anastacia from the album Freak of Nature …   Wikipedia

  • One Day in Your Life (Michael Jackson song) — One Day in Your Life Single by Michael Jackson from the album Forever, Michael and One Day in Your Life …   Wikipedia

  • Night of Your Life (David Guetta song) — Night of Your Life Promotional single by David Guetta featuring Jennifer Hudson from the album Nothing but the Beat …   Wikipedia

  • Music of Your Life — is a satellite delivered radio network featuring the Adult Standards music format. Created by record executive and jingle writer Al Ham, and now under the direction of Marc Angell, Music of Your Life has more than 50 AM, FM and HD 2 radio station …   Wikipedia

  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) — Single infobox Name = Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) Artist = Green Day from Album = Nimrod Released = October 14, 1997 Format = CD Recorded = 1997 Genre = Acoustic rock Length = 2:35 Label = Reprise Producer = Rob Cavallo, Green Day Chart… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.