live and breathe something

live and breathe (something)

To dedicate nearly all of one's time, energy, and attention to a particular subject or activity. Our son lives and breathes chess. It's pretty remarkable! Ever since I was in high school I've been living and breathing literature.
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live and breathe something

If you live and breathe a particular subject or activity, you are extremely enthusiastic about it and spend most of your time on it. She's lived and breathed theatre since she was six. Williams lived and breathed motor racing. Note: You can include other verbs in this expression. When you play for Manchester United, you have to live, eat, and breathe football 24 hours a day. As finals approached, I lived, breathed, and dreamed art and literature.
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live and breathe something

be extremely interested in or enthusiastic about a particular subject or activity; spend a great deal of your time pursuing a particular interest.
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ˌlive and ˈbreathe something

be very enthusiastic about something: He just lives and breathes football.
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