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Death to the macho is not a metaphor...

  • What is the meaning of death to the here?
  • Is it same as to the death?
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"Death to the thing" is a call to end the aforementioned thing.

For example, "Death to apartheid" would be a call to end apartheid. "Death to the Daleks" on the other hand would mean a call to kill all the Daleks.

It is not the same as "to the death". This means a fight or struggle...

Until one participant in a fight or struggle has died or been killed. The Free Dictionary

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