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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Ted Young, 94, was seminaked and covered in bed sores, being so weak it seemed he was about to "breathe his last breath", Irene Richards, 67, said.
Cheryll Witz, whose father John Taylor was shot dead on a golf course in an attack that Malvo confessed to carrying out at Muhammad's direction, said: "[Muhammad] basically watched my dad breathe his last breath andhellip; Why shouldn't I watch his last breath?"
Witness Yossi Mizrahi said: "I saw people without arms and a boy of about 10 breathe his last breath."