have one foot in the grave

أن تكون مسناً جداً وعلى وشك الموت.

أمثلة على الاستخدام:

It is impossible to say how old the man was, but his hair was white as snow, and he had one foot in the grave.

When I had the flu last week, I felt like I had one foot in the grave.

The way the nurses are talking, it sounds like Great-Uncle Edmund already has one foot in the grave—you better come to the hospital quick.