at death's door

I. At death's door
If someone looks as if they are at death's door, they look seriously unwell and might actually be dying.
II. At death's door
If someone is at death's door, they are very ill and close to death.

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  • at death's door — phrasal : close to death : critically ill : in real or apparent danger of dying * * * at death s door Very near to death • • • Main Entry: ↑death * * * at death’s door informal phrase very ill and likely to die …   Useful english dictionary

  • at death's door — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Very near death; dying. * /He seemed to be at death s door from his illness./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at death's door — dying, near death, brush with death    Poor Sarah! She has lung cancer and I fear she s at death s door …   English idioms

  • at\ death's\ door — adj or adv. phr. Very near death; dying. He seemed to be at death s door from his illness …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at death's door — ► at death s door so ill that one may die. Main Entry: ↑death …   English terms dictionary

  • at death's door —    If someone looks as if they are at death s door, they look seriously unwell and might actually be dying.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • at death's door — dying or very ill. He literally was at death s door when a liver became available for transplant …   New idioms dictionary

  • at death's door — idi at death s door, in serious danger of dying; gravely ill …   From formal English to slang

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