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be not long for this world

Definition of be not long for this world in English:

Have only a short time to live: these people either radiate incredible vitality or else complain that they’re not long for this world
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  • I'm going to need a new chair for the coming season - my old one, made of metal tubing, has developed an alarming creak over the winter and is not long for this world, I fear.
  • In general, my tastes in television are a reliable guide to what's about to get cancelled - if I like it, it is not long for this world.
  • One can only assume that the 95-year old is not long for this world.
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