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 there had been a "triumph" in the dignity of her passing that Celine did not have as she drew her last breath on the frosty patio of her home in Howth, Co Dublin.
He refused to help or allow her to leave until she drew her last breath.
As she drew her last breath, my mother had one eye on me and the other eye on the real Christ she went to meet.
On the weekend that dear old Vera Duckworth drew her last breath, just maybe Wolves' promotion campaign showed its first signs of revival.
Lynn Perry drew her last breath on this day in 2006
As she drew her last breath, the thief made off with her handbag containing pounds 1,000 cash, passport and keys.