for dear life


for dear life
не на жизнь, а на́ смерть

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  • for dear life — adverb as though your life was at stake he was running for dear life * * * DESPERATELY, with all one s might, with might and main, for all one is worth, as fast/hard as possible, like the devil. → life * * * adverb : so as to save or as if trying …   Useful english dictionary

  • for dear life — {adv. phr.} As though afraid of losing your life. * /He was running for dear life toward town./ * /When the horse began to run, she held on for dear life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for dear life — {adv. phr.} As though afraid of losing your life. * /He was running for dear life toward town./ * /When the horse began to run, she held on for dear life./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for\ dear\ life — adv. phr. As though afraid of losing your life. He was running for dear life toward town. When the horse began to run, she held on for dear life …   Словарь американских идиом

  • for dear life — to save your life, because a life is in danger    When the bear stood up on its hind legs, we ran for dear life …   English idioms

  • for dear life — as though afraid of losing one s life The mountain climber held on to the rock for dear life as he waited for someone to rescue him …   Idioms and examples

  • for dear life — we held on to the rope for dear life Syn: desperately, with all one s might, for all one is worth, as fast/hard as possible, like the devil …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • for dear life — informal using all your strength, speed, or determination in order to avoid danger or serious trouble He clung on to the edge of the cliff for dear life …   English dictionary

  • for dear life — idi with the most desperate effort possible …   From formal English to slang

  • hang on to something for dear life — hang/hold on (to (something/someone)) for dear life to hold something or someone as tightly as you can in order to avoid falling. I sat behind Gary on the bike and hung on for dear life as we sped off. A rope was passed down and she held on to it …   New idioms dictionary

  • hang on to someone for dear life — hang/hold on (to (something/someone)) for dear life to hold something or someone as tightly as you can in order to avoid falling. I sat behind Gary on the bike and hung on for dear life as we sped off. A rope was passed down and she held on to it …   New idioms dictionary

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