at death's doorstep(redirected from at death's door step)
at death's doorstep
Extremely ill or very close to death or total destruction. A case of untreated rabies left me suddenly at death's doorstep. There are many parts of the environment that are now on death's doorstep due to the effects of pollution.
See also: doorstep
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