The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

Definition 1 of 2

do or die

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Definition

Strict

Usage

"You better carry your bus pass on the 24 route. The conductors are do or die fellows."
Added 2011-08-25 by oldathai

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Related Terms

thulp, belt, kolt

Definition 2 of 2

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Definition

Fist known usage in "The charge of the light brigade" by Tennyson. Also used by Mahatma Gandhi in his 1942 "Quit India" speech. He meant that he would die if he had to, to uphold his beliefs with action.

Usage

Do or die is a phrase used by several Indian politicians. Some need to definitely die, others need to definitely do.
Added 2011-07-15 by porkipaya

Root

English

Categories

WALTO