to save life


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to save (one's) life

Regardless of one's effort, passion, or desire. Ugh, this art assignment is so annoying—I can't draw an apple to save my life. Rachel is so selfish! It's like she couldn't consider another person's feelings to save her life.
See also: life, save

to save (one's) life

No matter how hard one tries: He can't ski to save his life.
See also: life, save
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Killing in war is not a goal but a means to save life even if it may entail paying the enemy in kind.
Judaism's over-arching command is to save life and limb and has prompted all rabbis who have written on the subject to indeed urge us as Jews, and non-Jews, to make provision for donating our parts.