supreme sacrifice

/səprim ˈsækrəfaɪs/ (say suhpreem 'sakruhfuys)

noun
the sacrifice of one's own life: *flanked on either side by the names of college students who had either made `the supreme sacrifice' or had `returned'. –brian matthews, 1998.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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