not long for this world

idiom

: about to die soon

Examples of not long for this world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the presence of this tiny terror, fish are not long for this world. Patrick Huyghe, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 But Wolff proposes that the empire Ailes and Murdoch built is not long for this world: The old generation is fading, and the new one doesn’t have the stomach to run a crypto-fascist propaganda machine. Nina Burleigh, The New Republic, 26 Sep. 2023 That restaurant, however, is not long for this world. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 5 Sep. 2023 That inclination itself—to skip Chevron guidance in favor of the newer major questions approach—is likely a sign that Chevron is not long for this world. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 20 July 2023 So, does this mean Twitter is not long for this world? Bykylie Robison, Fortune, 7 July 2023 Though the circulation associated with Pamela is not long for this world, the atmosphere surrounding it will remain waterlogged as that moisture advances northeast. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 Sport coats may be a less common sight in our dressed-down times, but that doesn’t mean Harris Tweed is not long for this world. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 5 Jan. 2023 My parents are elderly and not long for this world. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2022

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“Not long for this world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20long%20for%20this%20world. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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