like one's life depended on it

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like one's life depended on it

  1. (idiomatic) desperately
    • 2011 January 5, Jonathan Stevenson, “Arsenal 0 - 0 Man City”, in BBC[1]:
      With Carlos Tevez chasing down every lost cause like his life depended on it, City always had an out ball but Arsenal had such a monopoly on possession that they barely had to give thought even to the Argentine.