Idiom:  a matter of life and death

Meaning 

Idiom:  a matter of life and death

  • something that is very serious and important


Example sentences

  • Your father is in an important meeting. Is it a matter of life and death or can he call you back in an hour?
  • I’m sorry but not having this pair of jeans is not a matter of life and death—you can save up your own money to buy them if they're that important.
  • Stop screaming! Fixing you iPhone screen is not a matter of life and death.
  • I hate to interrupt your meeting but it's a matter of life and death.
  • Please don't disturb me for the next two hours unless it's a matter of life and death.
  • You really scared me leaving a message like that! I though it was a matter of life and death.
  • Why don't drivers pull over to the side of the road to let ambulances drive past? It's only a matter of life and death!
  • You need to come home quickly.  It's a matter of life and death.
  • If my grandmother called me then it's definitely a matter of life and death.


Synonyms

  • a case of emergency


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