for the life of one

Definition of for the life of one


  1. :  in any way at all —used to say that one is unable to remember or understand something For the life of me, I can't think of any reasons why you wouldn't want a computer at home. She couldn't for the life of her remember what his name was.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

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capable of being understood in two ways

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