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live on borrowed time

to continue living after a point at which you might easily have died: Since his cancer was diagnosed, he feels as if he's living on borrowed time.
to continue to exist longer than expected: It is unlikely that serious decisions will made by a CEO living on borrowed time.
(Definition of live on borrowed time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “live on borrowed time”
in Chinese (Simplified) 活过寿限, 在预期期限之后继续存在…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活過壽限, 在預期期限之後繼續存在…
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