life-or-death life-or-death


  • (adj) vitally important


  1. But these misconceptions are especially dangerous when they're held by police, who are often forced to make split-second, life-or-death decisions about mentally ill suspects.
  2. There are clear parallels with the Colorado incident: merciless gunfire, the black trench coat, the life-or-death question.
  3. After the life-or-death marketing of Apocalypse Now and One from the Heart, it is refreshing to come upon a Coppola film that is, bless it, only a movie.


  1. This Robot Is Funnier Than You

    They're drone-striking Afghanistan for us. They're replacing us on the assembly line at the Hostess plant. They're even cutting into our aortas during life-or-death surgery. But can robots master one of the most mysterious—and quintessentially human—skills of them all: making people laugh?
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Highlights: June 16–22

    Here are our top picks of the week, including: where you should be looking for help (but aren't), a life-or-death choice between puppies and people, and strange cases of forgetting.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Psychology Today

  3. Seconds count: Clinton Township Police getting quicker access to Valley Crest Road

    CLINTON TWP. — In a life-or-death situation seconds can help, police officials said today as they broke ground for a direct-access drive from the police station on Route 31 to Valley Crest Road. It will give the police quicker access...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Hunterdon County Democrat

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