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In Pulp Fiction (1994), Pumpkin says to Honey Bunny about difficulties in robbing liquor stores which owned by foreigners:

Pumpkin: We keep on, one of these g**k fuckers gonna make us kill him.

Honey Bunny: I'm not gonna kill anybody.

Pumpkin: I don't want to either. But they'll probably put us in a situation where it's us or them.

What does "us or them" mean?

I know the meaning of "us and them" (or) "them and us".

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It means that either the robbers (us) or the people being robbed (them) are going to be killed. That is Pumpkin's excuse for killing the people being robbed.

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