days are numbered

days are numbered
days are numbered
One's (or its) end is imminent
number

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days are numbered — see number, 2
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Main Entry:day
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days are numbered
— used to say that someone or something will die, fail, or end soon.

The doctors have told me that my days are numbered. [=I will die soon]

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He knew that his days as the team's coach were numbered. [=that he was going to be fired from his job as the team's coach soon]

The days of large gas-guzzling cars are numbered. [=people will not be making/buying large gas-guzzling cars for much longer]

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Main Entry:number

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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