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.
See also: down, lay, life

lay down your life

(slightly formal)
to die I hope you will never be asked to lay down your lives for your principles.
See also: down, lay, life
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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 gets tee-just don't it?
Love, admiration, support and prayers for those in the Armed Forces willing to lay down life for others.