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A premature or untimely death:‘he worked himself into an early grave’
- ‘The early death of the poet's brother haunts the book, and there is an elegy for him, and more than one portrait of him as a delinquent headed for an early grave.’
- ‘They believe the British culture of long working hours is killing family life and driving workers into an early grave through stress and overwork.’
- ‘The fight or flight emotions we originally felt, are today replaced with many other emotions that injure our immune systems and put us in an early grave.’
- ‘Life's short enough without worrying yourself into an early grave.’
- ‘Many of these poor people only found relief when, worn out by misery and broken hearted, they went to an early grave.’
- ‘Bob drank himself towards an early grave for nine years.’
- ‘Experts believe that their lack of activity and taste for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks may be driving them towards an early grave.’
- ‘His undignified road to the bottom - like that of fellow Scottish boxer Benny Lynch, who drank himself into an early grave - has been well documented.’
- ‘I was tired of losing those I cared about most to an early grave, I was tired of hearing about death upon death upon death.’
- ‘As much as you want your children to have fabulous childhoods, you must surely appreciate that it is essential for them to have a father who is not driving himself into an early grave.’
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