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borrowed time

noun
1.
an uncertain, usually limited period of time extending beyond or postponing the occurrence of something inevitable.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples from the web for borrowed time
  • But people are mostly living on borrowed time as well as borrowed money.
  • In their mind they are living on borrowed time anyhow.
  • He knew he was living on borrowed time, so he used his time to fight for others.

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