at your last


at your last
   about to die
   Not just of cobblers. See also last call.

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  • your last penny — phrase all the money that you have left My dad would give you his last penny. Thesaurus: unspecified amounts of moneyhyponym large amounts of moneysynonym Main entry: penny …   Useful english dictionary

  • your last resort — a/your last reˈsort idiom the person or thing you rely on when everything else has failed • I ve tried everyone else and now you re my last resort. Main entry: ↑lastidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • your last gasp — your/the last ˈgasp idiom the point at which you/sth can no longer continue living, fighting, existing, etc. see also ↑last gasp Main entry: ↑lastidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • your last penny — all the money that you have left My dad would give you his last penny …   English dictionary

  • breathe your last — see ↑last, 4 • • • Main Entry: ↑breathe breathe your last literary : to die This is the room where he breathed his last. [=where he breathed his last breath; where he died] • • • Main Entry: ↑last * * * breathe your ˈlast …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathe your last — When you breathe your last, you die …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • breathe your last — breathe (your) last to die. Jay made the trip north to be with his mother when she breathed her last. Usage notes: also used to describe the end of a organization, belief, or relationship: Amtrak may shortly breathe its last without more funding …   New idioms dictionary

  • breathe your last —    When you breathe your last, you die.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Breathe your last —   When you breathe your last, you die …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • breathe your last —    to die    Circumlocution and evasion rather than euphemism, as you cannot expect to live more than two or three minutes after the event:     ... the quicker that one breathed his last, the better, and I hurried up with my lance... and drove it …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms