This page is about the conversational phrase or else!
If you add "or else!" to a command or a demand, it becomes an implied threat.
- "Tell us what we want to know, or else!"
- "Get the money by tomorrow, or else! You understand?"
When used in this way, "or else!" creates a threat without stating what the threat actually is. By contrast, a stated threat is "Get the money by tomorrow, or else I'll kill you!"
If a thief says "Give me your money, or else!", he's
Contributor: Matt Errey