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English definition of “hang/hold on like grim death”

hang/hold on like grim death

UK
to hold on very tightly to something, despite great difficulty: Darren always drives and I sit behind him, hanging on like grim death.
(Definition of hang/hold on like grim death from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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