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Likely to die soon

dying

adjective

not likely to live much longer

at death’s door

very ill and likely to die

fatally

adverb

so severely that you die as a result

on your last legs

very ill and not likely to live much longer

goner

noun

someone who is certain to die very soon

someone’s number is up

used for saying that someone is going to die

on your deathbed

going to die very soon

someone’s/something’s days are numbered

someone or something is not likely to continue in a particular situation or to exist much longer

not long for this world

likely to die soon

failing

adjective

very old and likely to die soon

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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