do-or-die

adjective \ ˈdü-ər-ˈdī , -ȯr- \

Definition of do-or-die

1 : doggedly determined to reach one's objective : indomitable
2 : presenting as the only alternatives complete success or complete ruin
  • a do-or-die situation

First Known Use of do-or-die

1873

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DO-OR-DIE Defined for English Language Learners

do-or-die

Definition of do-or-die for English Language Learners

  • : very determined

  • —used to describe a situation in which you have to do something or you will fail, lose, etc.



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