be not long for this world

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be not long for this world

To be approaching death. Mabel is not long for this world—her health is rapidly declining. Those flowers are so wilted that they're definitely not long for this world.
See also: long, not, this, world

not be long for this world

have only a short time to live.
1996 Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes Mrs. Finucane…says she's not long for this world and the more Masses said for her soul the better she'll feel.
See also: long, not, this, world