drive (one) to an early grave

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drive (one) to an early grave

To cause one's premature death. Often used facetiously. The stress of John's job is going to drive him to an early grave. Kids, be quiet! You're driving me to an early grave with all this bickering!
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They previously told how they feared their fight against being forced to live on the streets could drive them to an early grave.
Forcing people in certain industries to work until 70 could well drive them to an early grave.
EVICTED pensioners Martin and Violet Coyne fear their fight against homelessness could drive them to an early grave.