List of idioms with the word Die and the meanings. Idioms about Die and expressions
death on someone or something
1.very effective in acting against someone or something.
- This road is terribly bumpy. It’s death on tires.
- The sergeant is death on lazy soldiers.
2. [with something]accurate or deadly at doing something requiring skill or great effort.
- Jay is death on curve balls. He’s our best pitcher.
- The boxing champ is really death on those fast punches.
die a natural death
1. (for someone) to die by disease or old age rather than violence or foul play.
- I hope to live to 100 and die a natural death.
- The police say she didn’t die a natural death, and they are investigating.
2. (for something) to fade away or die down.
- I expect that ali this excitement about computers mil die a natural death.
- Most fads die a natural death.
die in one’s boots
to go down fighting; to die in some fashion other than in bed; to die fighting. (A cliche popularized by Western movies. The villains of these movies said they preferred death by gun-shot or hanging to dying in bed.
- I won’t let him get me. I’ll die in my boots.
- He may give me a hard time, but I won ‘t be overcome. I’ll fight him and die mth my boots on.
1. to meet one’s death laughing—in good spirits, revenge, or irony.
- Claire is such an optimist that she’ll probably die laughing.
- Mike poisoned his rich aunt who then died laughing because she had taken Mike out of her will.
2. to laugh yery long and hard.
- The joke was so funny that I almost died laughing.
- The play was meant to be funny, but the audience didn’t exactly die laughing.
die of a broken heart
1. to die of emotional distress.
- I was not surprised to hear of her death. They say she died of a broken heart.
- In the movie, the heroine appeared to die of a broken heart, but the audience knew she was poisoned.
2. to sufler from emotional distress, especially from a failed romance.
- Jay and Gloria broke off their romance and both died of broken hearts.
- Please don’t leave me. I know I’ll die of a broken heart.
die of boredom
to suffer from boredom; to be very bored.
- No one has ever really died of boredom.
- We sat there and listened politely, even though we almost died of boredom.