a creaking gate hangs longest

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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. I can't believe Ed is really gone just six months after his cancer diagnosis. I guess that disproves the theory that a creaking gate hangs longest. Great-Aunt Mary is back in the hospital? Eh, I'm sure she's fine—a creaking gate hangs longest, after all.
See also: creak, gate, hang, long
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