lay down one's life

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Definition of lay down one's life

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: to give up one's life for a good purpose : to die for a good cause heroes who laid down their lives to preserve our nation

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“Lay down one's life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20down%20one%27s%20life. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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