noun prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
touch-me-not; sensitive plant; action plant; Mimosa pudica; humble plant; shame plant.
adjective satellite impossible to subdue
adverb without a date fixed (as of an adjournment)
The die is cast
the hazard must be run; the step is taken, and it is too late to draw back; the last chance is taken.
To die game
to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the last; to die fighting.
To die in harness
to die with armor on; hence, colloquially, to die while actively engaged in work or duty.
To die in the last ditch
to fight till death; to die rather than surrender.
"There is one certain way," replied the Prince [William of Orange] " by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin, I will die in the last ditch."
Hume (Hist. of Eng. ).
To die in the pain
to be tortured to death. Obs. Chaucer.
To die out
to cease gradually; as, the prejudice has died out.