lay down your life

lay down your life
literary
to die as a result of doing something good for other people

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  • lay down your life — lay down (your) life to die. I hope you will never be asked to lay down your lives for your principles. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of give your life(= to die saving someone else or in a war) …   New idioms dictionary

  • lay down your life (for somebody) — lay down your ˈlife (for sb/sth) idiom (literary) to die in order to save sb/sth Syn: sacrifice yourself • They were prepared to lay down their lives for their country. Main entry: ↑life …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay down your life (for something) — lay down your ˈlife (for sb/sth) idiom (literary) to die in order to save sb/sth Syn: sacrifice yourself • They were prepared to lay down their lives for their country. Main entry: ↑life …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay down your life —    to be killed in wartime    There are overtones of voluntary sacrifice:     David Haden Guest... also laid down his life. (Boyle, 1979)    A civilian may lay down his burden or his knife and fork. A Scotsman might also have been said to lay… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • lay down your life for — die for, be killed for    Doug was killed in World War II. He laid down his life for Canada …   English idioms

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