kill or cure
Either remedy a disease or kill the patient, as in The copy chief did not like her headline for the drug, “Kill or Cure.” This expression dates from the mid-1700s, when it was already being used half-jokingly.
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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
Without it, they say, the disease would surely kill her within two years.
That ground hold was to stop you flying through weather that could kill you and everyone else aboard.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In 2007 he said he had discovered a cure for AIDS using natural herbs.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For Randy, a 50-year-old ex-Mormon gay man, this cure was a particularly bitter pill to swallow.Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The man with the automobile, the corn-cure, and the baby grew to be legendary in the villages of Provence.
Her stern was towards him, and all he saw of her was the ironical legend, “Cure your Corns.”
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various