do–or–die

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adjective \ˈdü-ər-ˈdī, -ȯr-\

Definition of do–or–die

  1. 1 :  doggedly determined to reach one's objective :  indomitable

  2. 2 :  presenting as the only alternatives complete success or complete ruin <a do–or–die situation>

1873

First Known Use of do–or–die

1873


DO–OR–DIE Defined for English Language Learners

do–or–die

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adjective \ˈdü-ər-ˈdī, -ȯr-\

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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