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over my dead body

If you say something will happen over your dead body, you mean that you will do everything you can to prevent it: "Joe says he's going to buy a motorbike." "Over my dead body!"
Translations of “over my dead body”
in Chinese (Traditional) 只要我還有一口氣就不能那樣做, 除非我死了…
in Chinese (Simplified) 只要我还有一口气就不能那样做, 除非我死了…
(Definition of over my dead body from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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