Used to convey that someone has survived against expectations, with the implication that they will not do so for much longer: the government is living on borrowed time
More example sentences
- But all that borrowed money might be living on borrowed time.
- We're on borrowed time, there's no doubt about that.
- Bradford City's Premiership dream continues to look on borrowed time, and Newcastle showed no mercy at St James' Park where Gary Speed struck in the sixth minute and England captain Alan Shearer added Newcastle's second without reply.
Definition of be living on borrowed time in:
- The US English dictionary