Starve us into - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
starve (one) into (something) (redirected from starve us into)
starve (one) into (something)
To starve one of food in order to force one to undergo something or perform some task. The secret police starved the prisoner into confessing. The army laid siege to the walled city, eventually starving it into submission.
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starve (someone or an animal) into something
to force someone or an animal to do something by starvation. The torturers finally starved the prisoner into telling the battle plans. They starved the water buffalo into a state of weakness.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive
Behind the facade, the zombie "here be dragons" mindset lives on, a convenient excuse to starve us into
just keeping going rather than moving into the future.
Rationing was the unavoidable consequence of Hitler's Germany trying to starve us into
IS THE EU going to try and starve us into
submission because of a no-deal Brexit?
David Gorton Rumney, Cardiff Starvation tactics IS THE EU going to try and starve us into
submission because of a nodeal Brexit?
Liverpool is literally pulling itself up by its bootstraps right now (in spite of the Government's attempts to starve us into
submission with savage and unjustified funding cuts).
This last remaining Battle of the Atlantic veteran, sailing from her home wartime base, Liverpool, saved our nation by thwarting Hitler's plans to starve us into