have one foot in the grave


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have one foot in the grave

Fig. to be almost dead. I was so sick, I felt as if I had one foot in the grave. Poor old Uncle Herman has one foot in the grave.
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have one foot in the grave

to be likely to die soon He had one foot in the grave when he volunteered to receive the world's first artificial heart.
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have one foot in the grave

  (humorous)
to be very old and likely to die soon He's been telling everyone he's got one foot in the grave for years now.
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have one foot in the grave

tv. to be near death. (Have got can replace have.) I feel like I’ve got one foot in the grave.
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have one foot in the grave

Informal
To be on the verge of death, as from illness or severe trauma.
See also: foot, grave, have, one