early grave

early grave

An unnaturally early death. Usually used in reference to a behavior that will bring about such a death. You're headed toward an early grave if you keep drinking the way you do now. My mom is always telling me, "If you keep staying out till all hours of the night, you're going to put me in an early grave!"
See also: early, grave
References in classic literature ?
After having attended my lamented freind to her Early Grave, I immediately (tho' late at night) left the detested Village in which she died, and near which had expired my Husband and Augustus.
I would spare her the miseries that brought her mother, my own dear child, to an early grave.
It speaks of sunken eyes, and wasted cheeks, And Beauty long deceased -- remembers me Of Joy departed -- Hope, the Seraph Hope, Inurned and entombed: -- now, in a tone Low, sad, and solemn, but most audible, Whispers of early grave untimely yawning For ruined maid.
It's hard to feel sympathy when these women are fully aware that their over-eating is sending them into an early grave.
They will be working themselves into an early grave.
Forcing people in certain industries to work until 70 could well drive them to an early grave.
When figures for Scotland are included that means 51,000 people in the UK went to an early grave.
It's a different thing 'cold sober', When time suggests an early grave, When we're lacking lager courage Stakes, somehow we're not as brave.
MILLIONS of us are munching our way to an early grave just by tucking into greasy doner kebabs, The People can reveal.
The NHS is spending millions of pounds a year trying to persuade the public to save themselves from an early grave.
LIVING alone with few friends can lead you to an early grave by altering the way the heart responds to everyday stresses.
As they mourn the fallen, they are hatching plans to send more young men to an early grave.
Forgotten reasons oblivious to pain No crutch to lean on no strength to regain The veil of death slowly descends Contempt for reasons why this life should end There seems no way to stop the drugs to end this plague Death waits then takes them t o an early grave In life the ones who love them forever beat the pain The youngest generations know the reasons to gain They know the score street wise and cautious a strongest breed of youth Only time can tell the young decide will they face the truth
AN American doctor has warned Irish people if they keep eating like his countrymen they'll be in an early grave.
The NHS is spending millions of pounds a year trying to persuad the public to save themselves from an early grave.