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.
See also: death, send, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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