take someone's life
Kill someone, as in They argued about invoking the death penalty for taking someone's life. [c. 1300]
take one's own life. Commit suicide, as in Most churches have long opposed taking one's own life. [First half of 1900s]
take one's life in one's hands. Take a serious risk, as in Climbing without oxygen is really taking your life in your hands.
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|