lay down and die

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lay down and die

To quit; to give up hope or ambition. We might have had an unexpected loss in the playoffs, but that doesn't mean this team is ready to lay down and die!
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I'm not just gonna lay down and die for anybody or anything.
Photo: ``I'm not just gonna lay down and die for anybody or anything.