Death

toll or sound the death knell

toll or sound the death knell Meaning: Cause an organization, system or activity to fail or end Examples: 1. The shutdown of the local iron industry tolled the ... Read on

at death’s door

Meaning: on the point of dying

Example: Most of the survivors of the airplane crash are still at death's door. Read on

do or die

Meaning: a situation in which you must take a big risk in order to avoid failure

Example: A do-or-die attempt to halt the invaders. Read on

die in harness

Meaning: to expire while working

Example: She doesn't want to retire - she'd rather die in harness. Read on

over my dead body

Meaning: in no way, under no circumstances

Example: You will go on a date with my sister over my dead body! Read on

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a sight for sore eyes

Meaning: a way of saying that you are happy to see someone

Example: I can't believe that I haven't seen you in a year! You are a sight for sore eyes. Read on

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