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.
See also: down, lay, life
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: down, lay, life
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: down, lay, life
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We lay down our lives for others and demonstrate our love for them when we actively seek their good in big and little ways.
We will not hesitate to lay down our lives for the noble mission and objectives for which our martyrs have rendered great sacrifices, he added.
Here is a chance to show that we really do want to belong to God, that we really do love our neighbors as ourselves and are willing to lay down our lives for our friends.
As members of the Air Force Honor Guard, you represent those of us who stand tall for freedom, so much so we are willing to lay down our lives on the battlefields of the world if necessary.
Jesus laid down his life for us; so we too should lay down our lives, I will not say for him, but for ourselves and also, surely, for those who will be helped by the example of our martyrdom.
He showed us how we should behave: to lay down our lives for a friend.