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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You Are What You Eat is the factual entertainment format which takes an uncompromising look at the people whose eating habits are threatening to send them to an early grave, and then shows them the way to change.
As obesity and its impact on the state of the nation's health reaches crisis point and forces itself to the forefront of the national news agenda, Channel 4 tonight launches a new series which takes an uncompromising look at the people whose eating habits are threatening to send them to an early grave and shows them the way to change.