kill or cure

kill or cure
kill or cure phrase
an action you take that will either destroy something or save it completely
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ˌkill or ˈcure f8 idiom
(BrE) used to say that what you are going to do will either be very successful or fail completely
Main entry:killidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Kill or Cure — may refer to:* Kill or Cure (1923 film), a film starring Stan Laurel * Kill or Cure (1962 film), a British comedy film;See also * Killed or Cured , an album by The New Amsterdams …   Wikipedia

  • kill or cure — British & Australian a way of solving a problem which will either fail completely or be very successful. Having a baby can be kill or cure for a troubled marriage …   New idioms dictionary

  • Kill or Cure (1923 film) — Infobox Film name = Kill or Cure image size = caption = director = Scott Pembroke producer = Hal Roach writer = narrator = starring = Stan Laurel music = cinematography = Frank Young editing = distributor = released = 15 July, 1923 runtime = 11… …   Wikipedia

  • Kill or Cure (1962 film) — Infobox Film | name = Kill or Cure director = George Pollock writers = David Pursall Jack Seddon runtime = 88 min. country = United Kingdom Kill or Cure is a 1962 British comedy film, in which an inept police officer is called to investigate the… …   Wikipedia

  • kill or cure — an action you take that will either destroy something or save it completely …   English dictionary

  • Cure — Cure, v. i. 1. To pay heed; to care; to give attention. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To restore health; to effect a cure. [1913 Webster] Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles spear, Is able with the change to kill and cure. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kill — kill1 W1S1 [kıl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make somebody/something die)¦ 2 kill yourself 3¦(make something stop/fail)¦ 4¦(be angry with somebody)¦ 5¦(annoyed/sad)¦ 6 would/could kill for something 7 my head/back etc is killing me 8 kill time/an hour etc 9… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kill — 1 /kIl/ verb 1 MAKE SB/STH DIE (I, T) to make a living thing die: His parents were killed in a plane crash. | What s the best way to kill weeds? | Drug abuse can kill. | kill yourself: You re going to kill yourself on that motorcycle. | The jury… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • kill — I UK [kɪl] / US verb Word forms kill : present tense I/you/we/they kill he/she/it kills present participle killing past tense killed past participle killed *** Other ways of saying kill: murder to deliberately kill someone: She denied murdering… …   English dictionary

  • kill — kill1 [ kıl ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make a person or other living thing die: Each year thousands of people are killed and injured on the roads. Many people believe that killing animals for sport is morally wrong. Speed kills …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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