Voc:/ ...even if it kills you.

Hi all of you,

A father to his stubborn son: ‘You will apologize to your teacher, even if it kills you!’

Is the expression …even if it kills you used correctly here?


It seems slightly strange in this context.
There is no connection between the expression and the idea of making someone make an apology.

The father might say ‘You will apologise to your teacher, even if it kills me.’
That is, even if the effort of making the son give the apology kills the father.

I am going to finish this work, even if it kills me.
It looks as if you are determined to build that house, even if it kills you.

Thanks Beeesneees