days are numbered

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Definition of days are numbered

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

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“Days are numbered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/days%20are%20numbered. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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