life-and-death love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Involving or ending in life or death: a mongoose in a life-and-death battle with a cobra.
  • adj. Vitally important: a life-and-death struggle between union and management.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting a matter of life or death; critical; desperate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. vitally important

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