send (one) to (one's) death

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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.
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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.
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He has also accused the communist leader of duping rebels and sending them to their deaths while he enjoys a comfortable life in exile abroad.
'While people are crying out for justice for the SAF 44, it is blatant that President Benigno Aquino III is still skirting responsibility for sending them to their deaths by passing the blame to other people,' Gordon said.
"Forcible relocation of Ashraf residents is tantamount to sending them to their deaths and that is something they will never give in to," she warned.
Yet in the death camps they were sometimes shunned by other Jews who saw them as part of the Christian-based power structure that was sending them to their deaths.