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not long for

About or likely to depart from (something or some place) soon. I'm sorry to say that Great-Grandma Jean is not long for this world. I think we should all make the trip to see her one last time. If these rumors are to be believed, the president's secretary isn't long for the administration.
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not long for

Unlikely to remain for much more time in: not long for this world.
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The structure has been under construction since spring of 2012, which isn't long for a building of its size, and it officially opened on July 1.
As Nathan gains a friend in Jimmie and his family, it's found that Jimmie isn't long for the world, and asks for help in recovering his lost funds for health care.
THE conventional hatchback isn't long for this world.
That has happened before, and there's strong evidence that reform isn't long for this world once middle managers get hold of it.
Because a Government which decides to rob decent, working-class people who struggle every day to keep what they have and which rewards those who milk the system for all it's worth - isn't long for this world.