Lay down life - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
lay down life
lay down one's life (for someone or something)
Fig. to sacrifice one's life for someone or something. Would you lay down your life for your country? There aren't many things for which I'd lay down my life.
lay down your life (slightly formal)
to die I hope you will never be asked to lay down your lives for your principles.
References in periodicals archive
THE BODYGUARD Whitey Jacobs was prepared to lay down life
Hank Williams Jr put it thus: The sun comes up and the sun goes down/Hands on the clock they just keep goin' around/And I just get up and it's time to lay down life
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Love, admiration, support and prayers for those in the Armed Forces willing to lay down life