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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The 63-year-old has threatened to retire more times than Frank Sinatra, but is drawn back into football by a passion for the game you probably only lose when you draw your last breath.
Suspending a 20-week prison sentence suspended for two years Judge Goldstone told Hayes:: "You have a heavy responsibility which will remain with you until you draw your last breath.
But not just anywhere - he wants you to draw your last breath in an art gallery to make us less scared of the moment that awaits us all.
Why not reprint Jimmy Thorpe's story, and underneath write the following words: "Fans don't expect you to die for your club any more but they do expect you to remember all the men who died down the decades to make this sport the cash cow that lets you live like a film star until you draw your last breath.