in fear of one's life

idiom

variants or US in fear for one's life
: afraid of being killed
She claimed that she shot the burglar because she was in fear for her life.

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“In fear of one's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20fear%20of%20one%27s%20life. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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