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"to save my life" vs "for the life of me"

"I can't remember his name to save my life."
"I can't for the life of me remember his name."

What's the different between the two?

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For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Best Answer - Chosen by Voting
    No difference, they mean the same thing, and they're both sort of old-fashioned. Older people say that, but not younger people. Maybe in a generation these expressions will be gone.

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