draw (one's) last breath

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draw (one's) last breath

To die; to fail or cease to be. After our parents drew their last breath, my four siblings and I had to decide what to do with their property. You may be in charge now, but after you've drawn your last breath, it will be me in charge. Many fear that the computing giant may be drawing its last breath.
See also: breath, draw, last
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As she drew her last breath, my mother had one eye on me and the other eye on the real Christ she went to meet.
He refused to help or allow her to leave until she drew her last breath.
Last week my friend's dog drew her last breath. Tina's end was mercifully swift, but that was small consolation for the emptiness he feels for she has now left a bigger hole than the space she occupied in life.
On the weekend that dear old Vera Duckworth drew her last breath, just maybe Wolves' promotion campaign showed its first signs of revival.
Lynn Perry drew her last breath on this day in 2006
As she drew her last breath, the thief made off with her handbag containing pounds 1,000 cash, passport and keys.
Her mum Marlyn, 51, said: "I was kissing Debbie's cheek when she drew her last breath. I still cannot believe our girl was taken away from us like this."
She said there had been a "triumph" in the dignity of her passing that Celine did not have as she drew her last breath on the frosty patio of her home in Howth, Co Dublin.