be living on borrowed time

idiom

: to continue to be alive after one expected to die
After his heart attack, my grandfather always felt that he was living on borrowed time.

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“Be living on borrowed time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20living%20on%20borrowed%20time. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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