be living on borrowed time

Definition of be living on borrowed time

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

livingplay
  1. :  having life

    :  active, functioning

    :  exhibiting the life or motion of nature :  natural

  1. :  the condition of being alive

    :  means of subsistence :  livelihood

    :  estate, property

borrowplay borrowed
  1. :  to receive with the implied or expressed intention of returning the same or an equivalent

    :  to borrow (money) with the intention of returning the same plus interest (see 1interest 2a)

    :  to appropriate for one's own use

timeplay
  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment


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