Definition of never say die in US English:

never say die


  • Used to encourage someone in a difficult situation.

    • ‘However, Mount-mellick's never say die attitude was exemplified by Aiden Challoner's goal late in the game, but it was a case of too little, too late.’
    • ‘But we're one of those teams that will never say die.’
    • ‘We are both very confident and positive people who back our own ability and never say die.’
    • ‘Never say never, as the script writers for some James Bond movie once memorably remarked, and never say die, as someone else said.’
    • ‘That never say die approach was perfectly illustrated with Shane Cooney's mammoth 46th minute point from almost the halfway line to signal the start of the Mitchels revival.’
    • ‘They were right in thinking he would never say die.’
    • ‘Oh come on now, old thing, never say die, every little counts, etc.’
    • ‘Remember, everyone, never say die, unless you're really serious about it!’
    • ‘In Trevor's case, and he had the biggest margin to make up, it was a case of slow and steady, head down tail up and never say die.’
    • ‘As a player he showed a fantastic never say die attitude and very astute football brain.’