Recently read an article which contains,
Death to the macho is not a metaphor...
- What is the meaning of death to the here?
- Is it same as to the death?
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
"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