do-or-die

adjective
\ ˈdü-ər-ˈdī How to pronounce do-or-die (audio) , -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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do-or-die. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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do-or-die

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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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