borrowed time definition

  • noun:
    • a time period of doubt when the unavoidable consequences of a present situation are postponed or avoided. Often used with upon: terminally sick clients residing on borrowed time; an unstable federal government that existed for months on borrowed time.
    • some time whoever precise duration just isn't understood but and that can be likely to be rather restricted, at the termination of which one's circumstance, advantages, or opportunities is entirely ended.

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