spend the rest of (one's) life

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spend the rest of (one's) life

To spend the remaining portion of one's life (doing something or being some place). Honestly, I'd love to retire by the water some place and spend the rest of my life fixing up old boats. My grandmother always said she would spend the rest of her life in South America if she could.
See also: life, of, rest, spend
References in classic literature ?
I'm not going to marry on four hundred a year and spend the rest of my life in a pokey little flat on the edge of London.
"I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with you, And then I realized, you spent the rest of your life with me.
I'm now ready to present myself to police anytime and spend the rest of my life in jail,' the Facebook post read.
I want to spend the rest of my life with him and I know he likes me but I'm not sure he loves me.
I want to spend the rest of my life with him and I know he likes me, but I'm not sure he loves me.
'I am gonna spend the rest of my life with the love of my life,' he said.
" The right person has not come along and I have not found the woman who is suitable for me and whom I could spend the rest of my life with."
I will now spend the rest of my life in retirement.
But he said he had now changed his opinion, telling her: "I'll spend the rest of my life trying to earn back trust and trying to apologise to people.
Dan, 30, who knew Matt from nights out in Halstead, Essex, says: "I was absolutely heartbroken when Lauren dumped me, I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.
He even said about Shirley: 'This is the woman I'm going to spend the rest of my life with.'
"It is important for me that the church acknowledges who I love and who I want to spend the rest of my life with."
I fear that I may have to spend the rest of my life in jail."
how I'd love to remain in bed; For the hardest blow of all, is to hear the bugler call; "You've got to get up, you've got to get up, you've got to get up this morning!" Someday I'm going to murder the bugler, Someday they're going to find him dead; I'll amputate his reveille, and step upon it heavily, And spend the rest of my life in bed.