be at death's door

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be at death's door

To be extremely ill or very close to death or total destruction. I was at death's door after a case of untreated rabies. There are many parts of the environment that are at death's door due to the effects of pollution.
See also: door

be at death's door

  (informal)
to be nearly dead Don't exaggerate, it was only flu - you were hardly at death's door.
See also: door