under pain of
phrasal see on pain of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • under\ pain\ of — • on pain of • under pain of prep. formal At the risk of; under penalty of. The workers went on strike on pain of losing their jobs. The rebels had to swear under pain of death never to confess where their comrades were hiding …   Словарь американских идиом

  • under pain of — See: ON PAIN OF also UNDER PAIN OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under pain of — See: ON PAIN OF also UNDER PAIN OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under pain of — ► on (or under) pain of on penalty of. Main Entry: ↑pain …   English terms dictionary

  • under pain of — preposition see on pain of …   Useful english dictionary

  • under pain of something — on/under/pain of something phrase used for threatening someone I told her on pain of death not to tell Pete that I was involved. Thesaurus: ways of threatening someonesynonym Main entry: pain * * * on/under pain of …   Useful english dictionary

  • under pain of death — on/under pain of death formal if you are told to do something on pain of death, you will be killed if you do not do it. They had been told to leave their homes by noon on pain of death …   New idioms dictionary

  • under pain of death — expected to receive the death penalty, eligible for capital punishment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on/under pain of — formal : at the risk of being given (a particular form of punishment) She was ordered to remain silent under pain of imprisonment. He cannot return to the country on pain of death. [=he will be killed if he returns to the country] • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on or under pain of — idi on or under pain of, subject to the penalty of; risking: on pain of death[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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