it's to die
Also, it is to die for. It's extraordinary; it's deeply appreciated and/or greatly desired. For example, Her performance, it's to die! or That mink coat—it's to die for! This hyperbole is usually put as an exclamation. [Slang; 1970s]
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- it's an ill wind,
- it's never over till it's over,
- it's never too late to mend,
- it's no use,
- it's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game,
- it's to laugh,
- it's your funeral,
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