life–and–death

adjective

Definition of life–and–death

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

1822

First Known Use of life–and–death

1822

Variants of life–and–death

less commonly

life–or–death


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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