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
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These results indicated that this knockin system can be used for the development of knock-in cells for the expression of interesting genes on the [beta]-casein gene locus.
Rudolph, his colleague Rachel Jurd, and the rest of their team created a knockin mouse bearing an amino acid-changing mutation in the beta subunit and then compared how normal mice and reacted to various anesthetics.
25: Cruckton & District Ploughing & Hedging Society ploughing match, Hanley Hall, Knockin, Shropshire.
He just knows he doesn't want to miss the songs when they come a knockin.
The businessman, who is also Baron Strange of Knockin, Baron Hungerford, Baron de Moleyns and a co-heir to the barony of Grey de Ruthyn, has been forced to take time off his beloved polo to prevent Barclays Bank getting its hands on his pounds 3.
Knockin mice expressing fluorescent {delta}opioid receptors uncover G protein-coupled receptor dynamics in vivo.
The man responsible for classics such as Blowin' In The Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin', Lay Lady Lay, Like A Rollin' Stone and Knockin On Heaven's Door, has been hailed as one of the most important voices of his generation.
Genomatix SNP Knockin vectors are advanced genetic modification tools that allow research scientists to replicate the effects of SNP mutations in cell or whole organism research models, while simultaneously introducing multiple gene programs that may help alleviate or remove those effects.
lt;tannie90> when do you want me to call - have to be careful in case parents come in - mum always walks into my room without knockin
Michael Bennett has unearthed an extraordinary circumstance that must have clouded Audelay's subsequent life: the poet's employment in the household of the feckless Lord Richard Lestrange of Knockin (who held the title 1397-1449) caused Audelay to be involved in what Bennett terms 'the most notorious crime of sacrilege in the kingdom within living memory' (p.
3 Dunblane children have sung new words to the 70s song, Knockin 'On Heaven's Door.
William Osborne's preview cassette, It Ain't Been Easy shows promise and includes Don't Come Knockin and Guitar Man.
1426), John Audelay's career as capellanus to Richard Lestrange, Lord of Knockin (Shropshire), had settled from an earlier active service in the lord's retinue into quiet retirement at Haughmond Abbey as priest of the Lestrange family chantry.
Skipper, along with guitarist Barry Zion (aka Keef Richards) showcase a diverse selection of the Rolling Stones catalog including Can't You Hear Me Knockin,' Brown Sugar and Gimme Shelter.