English version

would/could kill for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwould/could kill for somethingwould/could kill for something (also would kill to do something) to want something so much that you will do almost anything to get it or do it I could kill for a smoke right now. In those days, actors would kill to break into film. kill
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would/could kill for somethingBut Katrinka is sustained by her search for her long-lost son, and a wardrobe a Vegas showgirl could kill for.I could kill for him, easily and without thought.Some of the lasses would kill for tab-ends and that.Most retailers would kill for that kind of performance.
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