One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Prevent someone's dying by taking specific action.
- 1.1cannot do something to save one's life Be completely incompetent at doing something.‘Adrian couldn't draw to save his life’
- ‘I can't swim to save my life, but I'm really good at floating’
- ‘There's no question he is a looker, but he can't sing to save his life.’
- 1.1cannot do something to save one's life Be completely incompetent at doing something.
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