for (one's) life

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for (one's) life

Desperately, urgently, or frantically, because or as if one's life is at stake. With the outcome of this game determining whether they'll continue in the tournament, the team will need to play for their lives. The reactor is going to blow any minute—run for your lives! With the cancer progressing at an alarming rate, Mary is now fighting for her life.
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for life

for the remainder of one's life. The accident caused me to become blind for life. She will stay in prison for life.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

for life

Till the end of one's life.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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LIFE SETTLEMENT BROKER COMMISSION FOR YOUR LIFE SETTLEMENT TRANSACTION
* The net cash amount you will receive for the sale of your life insurance policy to--will be less than the gross purchase price paid by --, with the difference being the broker commission paid directly to your life settlement broker commissions by--out of the proceeds of the gross purchase price for your life insurance policy.
Had you surrendered your life insurance policy to the life insurance company that has issued your policy, you would have received from the life insurance company $--(the "Cash Surrender Value") based on the policy illustration for your life insurance policy as provided to--by your life settlement broker.