I'm on borrowed time

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ddubug, May 11, 2007.

  1. ddubug Senior Member

    I know I'm on borrowed time.

    What does this mean?
  2. cuchuflete

    cuchuflete Senior Member

    Maine, EEUU
    Cambridge Int'l. Dict. of Idioms:

    Random House Unabridged Dict.
  3. redgiant Senior Member

    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    In a TV series that depicts a group of survivors struggling for their lives in a zombie-infested post apocalyptic world, some of them are destined to be killed or feasted upon by zombies. That's how a zombie show works and keeps the plot moving. Suppose there's a character I believe will die in one way or another at the end of this season, is it okay to say," She's a good actress. But her character is on borrowed time."

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