knocking on heaven's door


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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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AND Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic playing Knocking On Heaven's Door as a group of pub mates disappeared under their duvets to "test their erections".
It's a hilarious follow-up to his previous two shows Knocking On Heaven's Door and his debut Perrier-newcomer nominated show.
Rich, evocative and more powerful live than you might expect, it sounded stunning on older hits like Baby Can I Hold You as well as covers of Nirvana's Come As You Are and the Dylan classic Knocking On Heaven's Door.
Some of Stephen's favourite music rang out, including Bob Dylan's Knocking On Heaven's Door.
A fitting finale was a rendition of Knocking On Heaven's Door featuring a guest appearance by Graeme Clark, former bassist with Wet Wet Wet.
But despite the Pontiff's advancing years, it was clapped-out Bob who looked like he was Knocking On Heaven's Door.
Only TD Finian McGrath let the music speak for itself as he chose a more subtle look to sing the Bob Dylan classic Knocking On Heaven's Door.
She told the High Court in Central London that he wrote it in a poem to her called Knocking on Heaven's Door, adding: "I think it was a way to offer to buy my freedom by one million dollars.
A string of top shows are vying to promote the kids' poignant anti-gun song Knocking on Heaven's Door.
Meanwhile pupils from the Dunblane school who survived the massacre earlier this year are to sing on a new recording of Bob Dylan's hit Knocking On Heaven's Door which will be released as part of the handgun ban campaign.
On a wall is a poster of Knocking On Heaven's Door, the Bob Dylan classic he recorded with Dunblane's children.
Violet and her daughter can thank their lucky stars they are not knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door.