life–and–death

adjective
variants: or less commonly

life–or–death

Definition of life–and–death

  1. :  involving or culminating in life or death :  vitally important as if involving life or death

1804

First Known Use of life–and–death

1804


LIFE–AND–DEATH Defined for English Language Learners

life–and–death

adjective

Definition of life–and–death for English Language Learners

  • : extremely important and serious especially because your survival or life may depend on success

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