do-or-die do-or-die

Definition(s):

  • (adj) desperately determined

Usage(s):

  1. It's almost like a do-or-die thing for France and his sister Lesa.
  2. The nation's next big test came in a do-or-die match on Friday night, when South Korea faced a star-studded side from Portugal.
  3. Honda, Nissan and Toyota have slashed production at their plants as well, but the Japanese companies are not in a do-or-die situation.

News

  1. AOL’s Patch to face its “do-or-die year” in 2013…

    AOL’s Patch to face its “do-or-die year” in 2013 ow.ly/mcjnA (via @BW)
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NYConvergence

  2. Is This Really a Do-or-Die Season for Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland?

    The 2013 season doesn't have to be a make-or-break season for Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland, but it's hard not to view it as such. Just know that whatever happens, it didn't have to be this way. That's in the words of Ireland himself, who said that he doesn't feel this is a "make-or-break" or a "do-or-die" offseason for him, while also saying that the team's abundance of cap space ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. 'The Voice' finale Part 1: It's do or die time

    It's do-or-die time on NBC's singing competition.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. "I never believe anything is do-or-die," Obama answered quickly and then paused. "But I really want to get it done by the August recess."
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. The 30 year-old said: "It is a do-or-die situation. We need to perform, we need to improve on the last performance. The training was very sharp this morning and hopefully everyone can do the business. In the last performance, we didn't do what we...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Steven Gerrard Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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