not long for


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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.
See also: for, long, not
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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