send to death

send (one) to (one's) death

To instruct or direct one to travel to some place that is likely or assured to result in one's death. I knew it was a no-win situation in that area, so I tried to convince the commander that he was sending the troops to their deaths. If you deport us back to our home country, you will be sending us to our deaths.
See also: death, send

send (one) to one's death

to order one to go on a mission or journey that will result in one's death. The general sent many fine young men to their deaths that day. They were sent to their death by the act of a madman.
See also: death, send
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In the interim, little has changed in the way people live on Death Row, the way people die on Death Row, or whom we send to Death Row.