Expressions with ‘Live’

Here are five expressive idioms with the verb ‘live’:

Live and breathe something – be devoted to a particular activity.

I lived and breathed sport while I was a child.

Live to tell the tale – survive something dangerous and be able to tell the others about it.

Some people survive cancer and live to tell the tale.

Live one’s own life – live your life the way you want it , follow your own principles, be independent.

I don’t want to follow my father’s footsteps. I want to live my own life.

Live and learn! – used to acknowledge a new experience.

I’ll never try to ride my bike in the storm again. Live and learn!

Live in hope – remain optimistic.

We live in hope that our daughter will find a good job.


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