dying day, to one's

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to your dying day

for the rest of your life.
1967 George Mackay Brown A Calendar of Love This one always was and ever will be to his dying day a garrulous long-winded old man.
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dying day, to one's

For the rest of one’s life. The English poet George Sandys used the expression as long ago as 1599: “To have a sight of her sometime before their dying-dayes.” The cliché usually appears in a somewhat melodramatic or hyperbolic context, such as “I’ll never forget this garden, not to my dying day.”
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We seem in that hour to be standing by some unseen death-bed, and in the swaying of the elms we hear the sigh of the dying day.
Every time I catch him in company, to his dying day, I'll ask him in the guileless affectionate way that used to gravel him so when I inquired how his unborn law business was coming along,
"To my dying day I shall feel that he had been ill-used.
I put the thought of death out of my mind, and fell upon my antagonists with fury that those who escaped will remember to their dying day.
Silent, like sorrowing children, the birds have ceased their song, and only the moorhen's plaintive cry and the harsh croak of the corncrake stirs the awed hush around the couch of waters, where the dying day breathes out her last.
At one side of the trail, beneath a giant tree, lay a little heap of loosely piled brush--to her dying day that little spot of jungle would be indelibly impressed upon her memory.
To her astonishment (and it was something that she never ceased from relating to her dying day), she saw Martin Eden seize an iron from the stove and throw a fancy shirt-waist on the ironing-board.
"I tell you, sir, Miss Emily must never know it to her dying day!"
Her eyes were more communicative--her eyes added, in their language, 'You may say what you please; I will never forgive you to my dying day.'
In the grand gathering of the night shadows, in the deep stillness of the dying day, I stood alone and watched the sinking light.
Legs or no legs, the housekeeper saw him, and she says, as I say, she will never forget him to her dying day. She told him (as soon as she recovered herself) of Mr.
Marilla felt an uncomfortable conviction that, if she denied the appeal of that look, it would haunt her to her dying day. More- over, she did not fancy Mrs.
Grandfather King used to say he would never forget it to his dying day. The minister was preaching and everything was quiet and solemn when he heard a snicker behind him.
In the car he sat with folded arms in the most retired seat, looking steadfastly out of the window at the dying day. There were mountains away westwards, touched with golden light; sometimes for long minutes together the train was rushing through forests whose darkness was like that of a tunnel.
She used to tell me o' that till her dying day. She was but a young woman when she died, my mother was.