can't (do something) to save (one's) life

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can't (do something) to save (one's) life

slang Cannot do something well or at all. Ugh, this art assignment is so annoying—I can't draw an apple to save my life. Rachel is so selfish! It's like she can't consider another person's feelings to save her life. Mom can't wait for the flowers to bloom and brighten up our yard.
See also: life, save