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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In Alzheimer's Daughter, readers journey with the author from her first suspicions that something is awry, then follow her through a decade of heartbreak, sharing in the denial, anger, and arguments over the diagnoses, and the upsetting moves to assisted living and nursing homes, until she is finally honored to hold her parents' hands as they draw their last breaths.
Erdoy-an noted that those who stand against the coup in Egypt will live with that honor until they draw their last breaths, adding that Egypt was left on its own by democratic countries.