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Origin of do-or-die
Words nearby do-or-die
Example sentences from the Web for do-or-die
Soon after, Kim visited a naval base and ordered the navy to “raise heroes for do-or-die squads at sea.”
There is some evidence that Geithner himself knows that this is do-or-die time.
In that ninth inning Roxley came to the bat with a "do-or-die" look.
The nose of the freshman boat crept alongside the sophs, whose faces wore a do-or-die look.Frank Merriwell at Yale|Burt L. Standish
We're stuck, Corbett, so lay off that last chance, do-or-die routine.Stand by for Mars!|Carey Rockwell
The stranger had a most impressive and yet absurd air of drunken sternness written in his face, a do-or-die look.Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
Brill came to the bat for the third time with a sort of do-or-die look on the faces of the players.
British Dictionary definitions for do-or-die
Idioms and Phrases with do-or-die
Exert supreme effort because failure is close at hand, as in Carol was going to set up the computer, do or die. This hyperbolic expression in effect says one will not be deterred by any obstacle. [c. 1600]