borrowed time


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borrowed time

An uncertain length of time that may end soon or suddenly, bringing any activity, situation, or fortunes associated with it to an end as well. Usually refers to the final period of one's life, in the form "living on borrowed time." In the scope of the planet's history, human existence is a tiny blip and unlikely to last forever—just borrowed time, really. Accidents and disease can strike so unexpectedly that it feels like we're all living on borrowed time.
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So Major's on borrowed time and his journey and what he goes through will obviously motivate Ravi.
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I'm on borrowed time but I have one last wish - to spend whatever time I do have left in my own home.
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London, Dec 21 ( ANI ): Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that he is living on borrowed time, as he started getting asked about quitting music on turning 60.
Age never stops on borrowed time Death does no worse Than to close life's Fountain of mirth You have run the race You refused your Country's crown of victory Corruption did not appeal To your sense of justice Statehood for your people Denied, you dwelled fully In academia, preferring To revive the history, myths And struggle of the Ibos to be free I remember well your Letter wishing me well On my dissertation "The Post-colonial Syndrome In the works of Chinua Achebe" The world mourns your passing Literary trailblazer Cast your spell on Africa as you depart this scene Achebe kwenu
Collins, who led Bohs to the League and FAI Cup double in 2001, believes Fenlon (below) - who won five titles with Shelbourne and Bohs - is living on borrowed time in Scotland.
The Black Sabbath singer urged youngsters to stay away from drugs admitting he is living on borrowed time after years of substance abuse.
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Summary: Andy Carroll plundered a hat-trick to ensure Joey Barton's moustache was living on borrowed time as Newcastle demolished Aston Villa 6-0.
IAAEm on borrowed time and know my longevity will be predicted on being able to make that move.
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It has been on borrowed time and needs replacing to today's technological standards.
Borrowed Time The Story of Britain Between the Wars Roy Hattersley Little Brown 456pp.