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English definition of “sb's/sth's days are numbered”

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sb's/sth's days are numbered

If someone or something's days are numbered, they will not exist for much longer: The latest opinion polls suggest that his days as leader are numbered.
Translations of “sb's/sth's days are numbered”
in Chinese (Traditional) …的時日不多, (某人)將不久於人世…
in Chinese (Simplified) …的时日不多, (某人)将不久于人世…
(Definition of sb's/sth's days are numbered from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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