knocking on heaven's door

be knocking on heaven's door

To be dying; to be approaching or very close to death (i.e., about to be admitted into the afterlife). My grandfather fought a good fight against his stomach cancer, but I'm afraid he's knocking on heaven's door now.
See also: door, knock, on

knocking on heaven's door

Dying; approaching or very close to death (i.e., about to be admitted into the afterlife). My grandfather fought a good fight against his cancer, but I'm afraid he's knocking on heaven's door now.
See also: door, knock, on
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AND Embarrassing Bodies: Live From The Clinic playing Knocking On Heaven's Door as a group of pub mates disappeared under their duvets to "test their erections".
Knocking on Heaven's Door: Six Minor Leaguers in Search of the Baseball Dream.
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Which US singer/ songwriter wrote the hit song Knocking on Heaven's Door ?
He has made clear his views on social issues such as nuclear war and racism while continuing his music career with hits such as 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' This living legend's achievements include Grammy, Golden Glove, Pulitzer and Academy awards.
Violet and her daughter can thank their lucky stars they are not knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door.
On a wall is a poster of Knocking On Heaven's Door, the Bob Dylan classic he recorded with Dunblane's children.
A string of top shows are vying to promote the kids' poignant anti-gun song Knocking on Heaven's Door.
Meanwhile pupils from the Dunblane school who survived the massacre earlier this year are to sing on a new recording of Bob Dylan's hit Knocking On Heaven's Door which will be released as part of the handgun ban campaign.
One of the highlights is a radical interpretation of Bob Dylan's Knocking On Heaven's Door. He turns the song into a prayer for all the young lives lost in street violence, from rap stars to old neighbours, to his father.
Top shows are vying to promote the kids' poignant anti-gun song, Knocking on Heaven's Door.
S A Randle Lakeside, Bedworth IN THE midst of all today's doom and gloom, well done Martin Brown for giving me a huge laugh with his rhyme "Knocking on Heaven's Door".
Knocking on heaven's door. Indeed, over the last eight years, the state has poured US$1.5 billion into its tourism sector, half of which went toward a face lift of Salvador.
But despite the Pontiff's advancing years, it was clapped-out Bob who looked like he was Knocking On Heaven's Door.
7 Bob Dylan: on Guns N' Roses' cover of his "Knocking on Heaven's Door," in The Telegraph 42 (Summer 1992).