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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The first known use of do-or-die was in 1873

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do-or-die

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of do-or-die

: very determined

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

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