have one foot in the grave


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have one foot in the grave

To be on the verge of death. When I had the flu last week, I felt like I had one foot in the grave. The way the nurses are talking, it sounds like Great-Uncle Edmund already has one foot in the grave—you better come to the hospital quick.
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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

be near death through old age or illness. informal, often humorous
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have ˌone foot in the ˈgrave

(informal, humorous) be so old or ill that you probably will not live much longer: I may be retired, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got one foot in the grave, you know.
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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