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hang/hold on like grim death

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to hold on very tightly to something, despite great difficulty: Darren always drives and I sit behind him, hanging on like grim death.
Translations of “hang/hold on like grim death”
in Chinese (Traditional) 死死地抓住不放,緊緊抓住不鬆手, 咬牙堅持…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死死地抓住不放,紧紧抓住不松手, 咬牙坚持…
(Definition of hang/hold on like grim death from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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