draw (one's) last breath

(redirected from drew his last breath)

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
It took five minutes until he drew his last breath, and his last words were recorded as: "Do not cover my mouth.
"Tell yours, the thing is done, it's done," Mutreb allegedly said as Khashoggi drew his last breath at the hands of a 15-man hit team.
And "healthful" has been dying out since Abraham Lincoln drew his last breath.
As he drew his last breath, he said to those standing around him: 'learn from my fate not to take pity on a scoundrel'.
An angelic-faced two-year-old toddler drew his last breath at 2am on Friday.
[6] The specific order of precedence is: 'a spouse or partner, a parent, a grandparent, an adult or a brother or sister of the person.' [6] By this definition, Madiba's widow, Graca Machel, has the legal authority to provide written consent, and not his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, from whom Madiba was divorced (even though she was the only person at Madiba's bedside as he drew his last breath), [3] nor the other categories of persons listed by the NHA.
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.
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.