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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She said: "When I draw my last breath, Siobhan will have her hands out to take me.
But Pat simply shrugged off the taunts, and said: "Younger men are more fun than men my age which suits me because I want to enjoy myself until I draw my last breath.
They will keep tabs on me until I draw my last breath of fresh air.
I want to draw my last breath naturally," Park said.
Being the "dunce" of the class, as I was often referred to in school, I felt worthless, different and inadequate, and years later came to understand that because I felt that way, that's how so many people treated me, until one day I woke up to start learning that maybe I was worthwhile after all, and I will continue learning this until I draw my last breath.
During his speech, Gore pledged ``Until I draw my last breath, I will pour my heart and soul into the cause of protecting our children from the dangers of smoking.