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do-or-die

[doo-er-dahy] /ˈdu ərˈdaɪ/
adjective
1.
reflecting or characterized by an irrevocable decision to succeed at all costs; desperate; all-out:
a do-or-die attempt to halt the invaders.
2.
involving a potentially fatal crisis or crucial emergency.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • He has cash and guns to sustain him, as well as cunning, ruthlessness and do-or-die determination.
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do-or-die

adjective
1.
(prenominal) of or involving a determined and sometimes reckless effort to succeed
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