days are numbered

Definition of days are numbered

used to say that someone or something will die, fail, or end soon
  • The doctors have told me that my days are numbered.
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  • He knew that his days as the team's coach were numbered.

Word by Word Definitions

days play
  1. : in the daytime repeatedly : on any day

number play numbered
  1. : a sum of units : total

  2. : complement

  3. : an indefinite usually large total

  1. : count, enumerate

  2. : to claim as part of a total : include

  3. : to restrict to a definite number


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