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.