Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 01:56

to save one's life

EnglishEdit

PhraseEdit

to save one's life

  1. (informal) at all (Used with "can't", "couldn't" etc. to emphasize a lack of skill)
    "I can't dance to save my life."
  2. (informal, hyperbolic) under any circumstances; [I'd] rather die than... (Used with "will not", "would not" etc. to emphasize refusal)
    "She won't eat baked beans to save her life".

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