send (someone) to an early grave

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send (someone) to an early grave

1. To do things or act in a way that is likely to result in one's premature death. You're going to send yourself to an early grave if you keep drinking as much as you do now.
2. 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 send him to an early grave.
See also: early, grave, send
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TV star Bradley Walsh has revealed he quit Law & Order because he feared his workaholic mentality would send him to an early grave.
TV star Bradley Walsh quit Law & Order because he feared his workaholic mentality would send him to an early grave.
How the cricket is going to send him to an early grave (Joe tells me he's 77.
A frail pensioner who has suffered 40 strokes says he fears his nightmare neighbours will send him to an early grave.
TORMENTED war artist Peter Howson is to check into a rehab clinic because he fears his booze addiction might send him to an early grave.