(someone) will kill me if (something happens)

When you say that someone will "kill you" if you don't do something, it's not meant to be serious. It's an exaggeration. It means that the person will be very angry with you and will yell at you:

A: Do you have any tattoos?

B: No way. My parents would kill me!

Use this phrase in informal situations, like when you're talking with friends.

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