drive (someone) to an early grave

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drive (someone) to an early grave

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 drive him to an early grave.
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(You know the sort of thing: will fish oil or dark chocolate keep you healthy to 100, or drive you to an early grave?) Now, a big US study has found that low-carb diets could shorten life expectancy by up to four years.
LIVING next to noisy neighbours could drive you to an early grave.
Living next to noisy neighbours could drive you to an early grave. Noise pollution which severely disrupts sleep can lead to high pressure and this could account for three per cent of deaths from strokes and heart attacks.