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be a matter of life and/or death

C2 to be very ​serious: And if you ​miss the ​bus, well, it's not a matter of ​life and ​death.
(Definition of be a matter of life and/or death from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be a matter of life and/or death”
in Chinese (Simplified) 是生死攸关的事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 是生死攸關的事…
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