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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He appreciated the role of LHWs in rendering their services bravely for the betterment of the province and laying down their lives for the greater good of the people.
At a time, when soldiers and officers are laying down their lives for their motherland, such comments are totally uncalled for and unconstitutional.
Our valiant soldiers are laying down their lives to take out terrorists and tear down their evil networks, he said.
What does he think of the meagre wages our boys and girls are laying down their lives for in military service abroad?
He added that for this to happen at a time when British forces were again laying down their lives in the cause of freedom made the disgrace the more shameful.
As one of the speakers put it, 58,219 military personnel were laying down their lives for freedom and free speech in South Vietnam so that Jane Fonda (Hanoi Jane) could be expressing her feelings at the same time in North Vietnam.
He said that Jawans of security forces have foiled the evil designs of terrorists by laying down their lives and safeguarded national assets through their courage and bravery.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the cowardly act of terrorism at Karachi Airport is highly deplorable but the security officials have thwarted the nefarious designs of the terrorists by laying down their lives.
The President termed them the "strength of the nation", who by laying down their lives had inspired and motivated all to strive for worthy goals no matter what the odds.
By laying down their lives they have inspired and motivated us to strive for worthy goals no matter what the odds, he said.
He said officers and men of our armed forces were laying down their lives for the sake of securing Pakistan and ridding it of the menace of terrorism.