do-or-die

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Requiring a determined or desperate effort to avoid the consequences of failure.
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Clinton and Dole brought different needs to the debate. For Dole it was do or die . He had to hit Clinton hard but without seeming harsh, a conundrum for him all year.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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