borrowed time


borrowed time
noun
: an unexpected or artifically contrived extension of time usually of uncertain and limited duration

an old, old man who was merely living on borrowed time

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an uncertain, usually limited period of time extending beyond or postponing the occurrence of something inevitable.
[1895-1900]

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borrowed time noun
An unexpected extension of life, or of the time allowed for some activity
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