lay down (one's) life

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lay down (one's) life

To sacrifice one's life (for someone or something); to die (for a purpose). Our soldiers are out there laying down their lives for our freedom, and we should show our support. To lay down one's life to save a stranger is the ultimate sacrifice.
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lay down one's life (for someone or something)

Fig. to sacrifice one's life for someone or something. Would you lay down your life for your country? There aren't many things for which I'd lay down my life.
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lay down your ˈlife (for somebody/something)

(literary) die for your country, a cause etc: Thousands of young men laid down their lives in the war so that we could live in freedom.
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References in classic literature ?
Yes, sir," exclaimed Mordaunt, "they are friends, dear friends of mine, and I would lay down my life for them.
I would lay down my life for my duty, or for any member of my husband's family," Mrs.
Best pal: Laura with Max Devoted: 'I'd lay down my life for Max,' said Laura March, 25, pictured at home in Glan Conwy
We then immediately have a flashback where Christ is seen telling his disciples: "I lay down my life that I may take it again.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
For this reason the Father loves me," he once told his disciples, "because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.