draw (one's) last breath

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draw (one's) last breath

To die; to fail or cease to be. After our parents drew their last breath, my four siblings and I had to decide what to do with their property. You may be in charge now, but after you've drawn your last breath, it will be me in charge. Many fear that the computing giant may be drawing its last breath.
See also: breath, draw, last
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After spending more than half his lifetime in charge at Keirs Park, Finlayson accepts he'll probably draw his last breath at the helm of the Fife side.
Hyypia has formed a formidable partnership with Stephane Henchoz, another brilliant defender, despite permanently looking as if he is about to draw his last breath.
So Ollie, who plays gladiator contest promoter Proximo, will draw his last breath while rescuing warrior Maximus, played by Russell Crowe.