life-and-death

adjective
variants: or less commonly life-or-death

Definition of life-and-death

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

First Known Use of life-and-death

1804

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LIFE-AND-DEATH Defined for English Language Learners

life-and-death

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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