would kill for


: to want very much
I'd kill for hair like hers!

Examples of would kill for in a Sentence

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“Would kill for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/would%20kill%20for. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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