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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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran, drew his last breath in Egypt in 1980 following a 19-month odyssey that turned him into an opulent, unwanted vagabond at the center of a volatile relationship between the U.
AS LORD Carnarvon drew his last breath in Cairo, it's said the lights went out across the city.
As he stood less than a metre from the alleged killer in court, separated only by a glass partition, the witness described how the defendant spat in the victim's face as he drew his last breath.
There were emotional scenes as the character drew his last breath after a dance with on-screen wife Maire.
Everton 1 West Ham United 0 ON THE anniversary of the day the greatest centre-forward of all-time drew his last breath at Goodison Park, Everton took to the field without one.
LONDON -- Winnie Mandela says she feels ''very blessed'' to have been with ex-husband Nelson Mandela when he died, describing how she sat by his bedside until he drew his last breath.
When you read the biography titled "Birand - A life lived without looking back," (Birand - Bir EumE-r Ardyna Bakmadan) published only a short while before be drew his last breath, you will give Birand his due.
He was 82 when he drew his last breath peacefully in the night May 17, his very big heart giving out.
The foul mouthed chef drew his last breath it was said Arsenic was the cause of his death
L'HOTEL, PARIS Oscar Wilde took up residence in the late19th century and drew his last breath in the downstairs lobby in 1900.
L'Hotel, Paris Oscar Wilde took up residence in the early 19th century and drew his last breath in the downstairs lobby.
The guard drew his last breath at the hospital and his body was removed to a morgue in Mosul, to be later taken to Diala province," he added.
When my husband Art drew his last breath and I knew he had passed on, I felt utterly bewildered, not knowing just what was expected of me.
Again Kiyoshi Takahashi said yes to his daughter, just as he would right up to the moment he drew his last breath, and told her to go out into the world and make him proud.