breathe (one's) last (breath)

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breathe (one's) last (breath)

To die. After our parents breathed their last, my four siblings and I had to decide what to do with their property. I hope I'm making music until I breathe my last breath.
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breathe one's last

Euph. to die. She breathed her last at about two o'clock that afternoon. Cradled in his wife's arms, he breathed his last.
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breathe one's last

Die, as in Aunt Agatha breathed her last on Tuesday. This term was used by Shakespeare in 3 Henry VI (5:2): "Montague has breathed his last." It has survived but today is considered a poetic euphemism.
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breathe your last

die.
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breathe your ˈlast

(formal) die: Later that night, the King breathed his last. OPPOSITE: come into the world
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breathe (one's) last

To die.
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References in classic literature ?
My head against twenty pennies I'll cause yon fine fellow in the lead of them to breathe his last.
In April, soap fans will see him breathe his last, with the heartbreaking scene shown in Corrie's 600th episode.