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life–and–death

adjective

Simple Definition of life–and–death

  • : extremely important and serious especially because your survival or life may depend on success

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of life–and–death

  1. :  involving or culminating in life or death :  vitally important as if involving life or death

1822

First Known Use of life–and–death

1822

Variants of life–and–death

also life–or–death


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