at death's door
phrasal close to death ; critically ill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at death's door — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Very near death; dying. * /He seemed to be at death s door from his illness./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at death's door — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Very near death; dying. * /He seemed to be at death s door from his illness./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at death's door — I. At death s door If someone looks as if they are at death s door, they look seriously unwell and might actually be dying. II. At death s door If someone is at death s door, they are very ill and close to death …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • at death's door — dying, near death, brush with death    Poor Sarah! She has lung cancer and I fear she s at death s door …   English idioms

  • at\ death's\ door — adj or adv. phr. Very near death; dying. He seemed to be at death s door from his illness …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at death's door —    If someone looks as if they are at death s door, they look seriously unwell and might actually be dying.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • at death's door — dying or very ill. He literally was at death s door when a liver became available for transplant …   New idioms dictionary

  • at death's door — adjective About to die; in a life threatening state of health. The minstrel woman who left the castle yesterday has spread the report everywhere that the Duke of Rothsay is murdered, or at deaths door. Syn: knocking on heavens door, on ones… …   Wiktionary

  • at death's door — so ill that one may die. → death …   English new terms dictionary

  • at death's door — on the verge of dying, almost dead …   English contemporary dictionary

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