drive (someone) to an early grave

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drive (someone) to an early grave

To do things or act in a way that is likely to result in someone's premature death. The stress of John's job is going to drive him to an early grave.
See also: drive, early, grave
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They previously told how they feared their fight against being forced to live on the streets could drive them to an early grave.
Forcing people in certain industries to work until 70 could well drive them to an early grave.
EVICTED pensioners Martin and Violet Coyne fear their fight against homelessness could drive them to an early grave.