on one's deathbed
phrasal near the point of death

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Deathbed conversion — Russian Orthodox icon of The Good Thief in Paradise (Moscow School, c. 1560) A deathbed conversion is the adoption of a particular religious faith shortly before dying. Making a conversion on one s deathbed may reflect an immediate change of… …   Wikipedia

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  • deathbed — death•bed [[t]ˈdɛθˌbɛd[/t]] n. 1) the bed on which a person dies 2) pertaining to or occurring in the last few hours of a person s life: a deathbed confession[/ex] • on one s deathbed Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • deathbed — death·bed deth .bed n 1) the bed in which a person dies 2) the last hours of life on one s deathbed near the point of death …   Medical dictionary

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