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a creaking door hangs longest

proverb Sick people often outlive healthy people. Oh, I wouldn't worry about Uncle Stu—he's been sick for years, and a creaking door hangs longest.
See also: creak, door, hang, long

a creaking gate hangs longest

proverb Sick people often outlive healthy people. Oh, I wouldn't worry about Uncle Stu—he's been sick for years, and a creaking gate hangs longest.
See also: creak, gate, hang, long
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

creaking door hangs longest

 and creaking gate hangs longest
Prov. Sickly people often live longer than healthy ones. Jill: I'm worried that my grandmother may not live much longer. She's been sick for so many years. Jane: Well, if it's any comfort, I've heard that a creaking door hangs longest.
See also: creak, door, hang, long
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the fifteen stories of Toni Kan's short story collection Nights of the Creaking Bed, characters in contemporary Nigeria navigate struggles including family situations to government corruption.
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The Georgian house--which, with its creaking floorboards and compact rooms, retains its domestic ambience--is thus set up as amenable to revenants; by contrast, in capturing the current incumbents' self-consciousness before the lens (that of Hamlyn in particular), Irvine makes them seem very real.