give (one's) life

(redirected from Give life)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

give (one's) life

To die or devote one's entire life for a cause (often saving someone else or defending a particular belief). Are you willing to give your life for your family if the insurgents reach our house? She gave her life to helping the poor.
See also: give, life
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Take Water, Give Life CEO Stefano Lorini said: "We're delighted that within such a short space of time the initiative has received such a positive response from partners and Monviso's customers in the UAE.
Dreams for Veterans will give life to Edwards' final Dream by providing her with the funds she needs to purchase several outfits and to have them properly tailored.
"I was not able to have children of my own but I can give life in another way."
His mum, dad Sean, brothers Chris and Michael and girlfriend of three years Cherrie Hall, from Amble, were joined by aunties, uncles and extended family and hope to repeat the same walk next year in aid of the charity Live Life then Give Life which raises awareness of organ donation across the UK Steven went to St Thomas More Roman Catholic School in North Shields where he took his A-levels.
More than 3,500 Andy Morgan - Give Life a Chance bracelets have been sold worldwide in support of the charity.
The 'Give blood, give life' blood drive is open to Daman employees as well as the general public.
Natalie Imbruglia and comedian Ed Byrne are among the acts hoping to raise cash for the charity Live Life Then Give Life, which works to raise awareness about organ donation in the hope of saving lives like Jess's.
Emma Harris, chairman of the Live Life Then Give Life charity, which is dedicated to promoting organ donation and transplantation, said: "Nyila is an inspiration to everyone at this charity.
The Give Life, Give Hope appeal is seeking donors from all walks of life.
I subscribe to Egards, the French Canadian social conservative journal, and I think what the founders have undertaken can be a great asset to the renewal of Quebec's French and Catholic culture, but I pray that in trying to re-establish the intellectual, political and institutional traditions of French Canada they will continue to work in close association with the Church, the only foundation able to give life to any cultural group or institutions.
One advert showed a palm oil plantation while a voice-over said: "Its trees give life and help our planet breathe, and give home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna."
TENNIS: World number one Justine Henin believes tennis authorities should take a zero tolerance stance on cheats and give life bans to those caught match-fixing.
Dreams give life its magic, cause us to act, and fuel our reality, Card tells us, and he does so in a way guaranteed to make YAs curious about A Midsummer Night's Dream.
For Smith's studies are showing that, in death, whales give life, their giant, slowly decaying carcasses supporting communities of fauna that make so-called "whale falls" among the most diverse habitats in the deep sea.
This action was meant to show how much nicer it is to give life than to take it away.