one's number is up

(one's) number is up

It is one's time to die, suffer, or be punished. My only wish is that I don't feel any pain when my number is up. This evidence proves that the senator was part of the conspiracy. His number's up this time.
See also: number, up
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one's number is up

Fig. one's time to die—or to suffer some other unpleasantness—has come. John is worried. He thinks his number is up. When my number is up, I hope it all goes fast.
See also: number, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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