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a creaking door hangs longest

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

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
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He suggested what we all suspected, that a fit and strong Vlaar could be a commanding presence, but a creaking Vlaar was not worth risking.
In Warren, Ohio, no one would notice any page of dusk in the first place, not to mention it turning in any which way, certainly not on a stage--revolving or not--and creaking.
CRAIG SAYS: There are two ways to reduce the creaking.
The two rivals live in adjacent paddocks separated by a fence and a creaking gate.
For example, as wooden boards rub against each other, they can create the creaking and popping sounds you might hear when it's quiet.
The pipes then rub against the floor joists, making that annoying creaking sound.
The creaking - of a door, an arthritic joint, a tired mind.
After turning three times while taxiing, he noticed abnormal popping sounds with creaking and grinding coming from the nose gear.
GLENN Roeder has begun to sound like a manager who fears he will only be able to sign two players on loan to bolster his creaking squad thismonth.
So the new Cardiff City striker believes that live-wire Earnshaw didn't deserve to oust his creaking bones from the West Brom team as the diminutive Welshman plainly didn't do as the manager asked.
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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's reform agenda: those depressing years before voters approved term limits, before voters got sick enough of the ossified and creaking power establishment in Sacramento to do something about it.
That's the only way to explain the dancing drawers, creaking closets, and bouncing bed
The European Commission said last week that if parliament did not ratify the changes to the country's creaking criminal justice system, Turkey would not meet the minimum criteria required of aspiring members, which include guarantees of the rule of law and the protection of human rights.
I suspect that what's really been studied here is the tendency in life for healthier people to feel more optimistic about their encroaching age than do those poor souls who feel the early creaking and malaise of a variety of insidious diseases.