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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.
Translations of “live on borrowed time”
in Chinese (Traditional) 活過壽限, 在預期期限之後繼續存在…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活过寿限, 在预期期限之后继续存在…
(Definition of live on borrowed time from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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