Idioms With Die and Meanings

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List of idioms with the word Die and the meanings. Idioms about Die and expressions

Idioms With Die and Meanings

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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.

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  • 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.

die laughing

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.

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  • 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.

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