breathe one's last

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

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
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