One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(often used hyperbolically or humorously) cause someone's death.‘you'll be the death of me with all your questions’
- ‘I love my family to death, but they were going to be the death of me if they weren't careful.’
- ‘The 17th Amendment was the death of the careful balance between state and federal governments.’
- ‘According to the authors, human-induced global warming could be the death of over a million species by the year 2050.’
- ‘It had been keeping Paladiene safe for over one thousand years now, but he alone had been the death of over one hundred Gate Holders.’
- ‘You just don't get it, the Civil War was the death of democracy and the triumph of corporations (the dead) over the living.’
- ‘I insisted, like any smart-assed grad student, that rote memorization was the death of cognitive liberty.’
- ‘If we and they do not fill this empty space, it will be the death of them and it will be the death of us.’
- ‘When the telegraph came on the scene in the mid-19th century it was widely predicted that that was the death of newspapers.’
- ‘His early death encouraged the belief that debauchery and dissipation had been the death of him.’
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