die Idioms & Phrases


Cutting die

  • (Mech.), a thin, deep steel frame, sharpened to a cutting edge, for cutting out articles from leather, cloth, paper, etc.
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die away

  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    slack off; slack; abate; let up.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours
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die back

  • verb suffer from a disease that kills shoots
    die back.
    • The plants near the garage are dying back
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die down

  • verb suffer from a disease that kills shoots
    die back.
    • The plants near the garage are dying back
  • verb become progressively weaker
    • the laughter died down
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die hard

  • verb continue to exist
    run; prevail; endure; persist.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures
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die off

  • verb become extinct
    die off.
    • Dinosaurs died out
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die out

  • verb become extinct
    die off.
    • Dinosaurs died out
  • verb cut or shape with a die
    die.
    • Die out leather for belts
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die-cast

  • adjective satellite formed by forcing molten metal into a die
    • a die-cast seal
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die-hard

  • adjective satellite tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated
    rock-ribbed.
    • an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative
    • rock-ribbed republican
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die-sinker

  • noun someone who makes dies
    diesinker; diemaker.
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dies irae

  • noun the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
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Di"es I"ræ

Also
  • Dies Irae
  • Dies Iræ
Definitions
  1. Day of wrath; -- the name and beginning of a famous mediæval Latin hymn on the Last Judgment.
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dies juridicus

Di"es ju*rid"i*cus

Etymology
L.
Wordforms
plural Dies juridici
Definitions
  1. (Law) A court day.
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dies non

Di"es non"

Etymology
L. dies non juridicus.
Definitions
  1. (Law) A day on which courts are not held, as Sunday or any legal holiday.
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do-or-die

  • adjective satellite desperately determined
    desperate.
    • do-or-die revolutionaries
    • a do-or-die conflict
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live-and-die

  • 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.
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never-say-die

  • adjective satellite impossible to subdue
    indomitable; unsubduable.
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sine die

  • adverb without a date fixed (as of an adjournment)
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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.
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To die game

  • to maintain a bold, unyielding spirit to the last; to die fighting.
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To die in harness

  • to die with armor on; hence, colloquially, to die while actively engaged in work or duty.
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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. ).
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To die in the pain

  • to be tortured to death. Obs. Chaucer.
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To die out

  • to cease gradually; as, the prejudice has died out.
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To turn the diedice

  • to change fortune.
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tool-and-die work

  • noun the craft of making special tools and dies
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