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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.
See also: breathe, last
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: breathe, last
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

breathe your last

die.
See also: breathe, last
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breathe your ˈlast

(formal) die: Later that night, the King breathed his last. OPPOSITE: come into the world
See also: breathe, last
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

breathe (one's) last

To die.
See also: breathe, last
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Sometimes I think of all the people I help and work so hard for day by day and realize that none of them will be at my side when I breathe my last breath. My wife and children will fill those spots-so they get the most from me.
The 24-year-old also said: "I can't ever be as crazy as you or as beautiful as you because you were, inside and out, you live on in your three beautiful girls and I promise you that I will cherish and protect them until I breathe my last breath.
The 24-year-old also said: "I can't ever be as crazy as you, or as beautiful as you because you were, inside and out, you live on in your three beautiful girls and I promise you that I will cherish and protect them until I breathe my last breath."
I will not shut up until I breathe my last breath. I will not soften my position (are you listening to me, Human Rights Campaign?) I will scream loudly and counter the religious right's hypocrisy by exposing it.
Mr Carter, who has lived in his home for more than 30 years, said: "This is where I want to breathe my last breath. When I go I want to go with a bit of dignity.