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to death #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:39 am   to death
 

what does it mean '' Love you to death''?

Can we say it our mom?
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to death #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:43 am   to death
 

Just means "love you a hole lot".

"To death" has nothing to do with dying of course, it just puts emphasis on the word "love".
Similar expressions: my teachers in school used to bore me to death. :)))

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I'm not sure if it's appropriate to say this to your mom. I think the consise "I love you" would do just fine.
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to death #3 (permalink) Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:18 pm   to death
 

'Love you to death' was originally 'I will love you from now until the point where one of us die.'
It has come to mean 'I love you a lot' now.
I would be happy to use it with my mother.

PS: whole, concise
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to death #4 (permalink) Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:29 pm   to death
 

Similar expression: I love you to bits. http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/love+to+bits
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to death #5 (permalink) Tue Apr 09, 2013 14:49 pm   to death
 

Beeesneees wrote:
'Love you to death' was originally 'I will love you from now until the point where one of us die.'
It has come to mean 'I love you a lot' now.
I would be happy to use it with my mother.

PS: whole, concise

ohh Thank you Beeeneees.
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