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a creaking door hangs longest

Sick people often outlive healthy people. Oh, I wouldn't worry about Uncle Stu—he's been sick for years, and a creaking door hangs longest.
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creaking door hangs longest

 and creaking gate hangs longest
Prov. Sickly people often live longer than healthy ones. Jill: I'm worried that my grandmother may not live much longer. She's been sick for so many years. Jane: Well, if it's any comfort, I've heard that a creaking door hangs longest.
See also: creak, door, hang, long
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Then the mirrored doors on the bathroom cabinets all creaked together - knew that was odd.
DR TERRIBLE: Sending up the Hammer House of Horrors is not an easy task given that the original 70s films creaked with creepy cliches, groaned with hammy acting and were more likely to have us screaming with laughter than with fear.
Doors slammed, floorboards creaked and the air filled with a strange humming noise.
The ice was 5 inches thick, plenty thick for safety, but it still creaked, and everybody still cringed.
One of the most beloved attractions at Disney Theme Parks, The Haunted Mansion gates and crypts creaked open in New Orleans Square at Disneyland on August 9, 1969.
Lions creaked for the last 25 minutes and had keeper Tony Warner to thank for survival.
So, on those evenings when the wind whipped through the courtyard, the shutters rattled, and the old wooden staircase creaked, Meline felt a shiver and goose bumps and thought of her dead housemate.