be knocking on heaven's door

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be knocking on heaven's door

To be dying; to be approaching or very close to death (i.e., about to be admitted into the afterlife). My grandfather fought a good fight against his stomach cancer, but I'm afraid he's knocking on heaven's door now.
See also: door, knock, on

knocking on heaven's door

Dying; approaching or very close to death (i.e., about to be admitted into the afterlife). My grandfather fought a good fight against his cancer, but I'm afraid he's knocking on heaven's door now.
See also: door, knock, on
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Genes which play negative roles in plant growth they would be silenced (zero expression) by gene knockin.
Since transgenic mice were successfully created by introducing a foreign gene construct [1], genetic modification systems to generate transgenic, knockout and knockin animals have been the most promising approaches that help advance a comprehensive understanding of biology and lead to practical applications in agriculture and biopharmacy.
In 196he played the club just weeks after knockin The Beatles off the number one spot in the Ucharts with What A Wonderful World.
The 5-HT deficiency theory of depression: Perspectives from a naturalistic 5-HT deficiency model, the tryptophan hydroxylase 2Arg439His knockin mouse.
Immunization for HIV-1 Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in Human Ig Knockin Mice," published by Pia Dosenovic et al.
The TALEN technology has been used to generate stably modified human embryonic stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSCs) clones to generate knockout animals and also knockin organisms.
I'm long enough in the tooth to know if you go knockin g on doors you might get bad news.
There is also a free bus route for students wishing to travel to Walford from Ellesmere, with stops at Whittington, West Felton, Knockin, Kinnerley, Nesscliffe, Montford Bridge and Bomere Heath before arriving at Walford Campus.
Not the sort of bloke, you would think, who hankers after belting out Guns 'N Roses' version of Knockin on Heaven's Door at karaoke.
2004) A Cacna1a knockin migraine mouse model with increased susceptibility to cortical spreading depression.
Spontaneous generation of prion infectivity in fatal familial insomnia knockin mice.
Throw in more than 50 tracks, including Walk This Way by Aerosmith, Knockin On Heaven''s Door by Bob Dylan, and Don''t Look Back In Anger from Oasis, and you have a great musical gaming mash-up to click into your console.
Loss of ethanol conditioned taste aversion and motor stimulation in knockin mice with ethanol-insensitive [alpha]2-containing GABA(A) receptors.
Sigma Life Science revealed on Friday that it has introduced the first in its collection of breast cancer-specific knockout and knockin cell lines for drug discovery and research, expanding its CompoZr oncology disease model portfolio.