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


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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