borrowed time

an uncertain, usually limited period of time extending beyond or postponing the occurrence of something inevitable.

1895–1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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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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