borrowedtime
bor·rowed time (bŏrʹōd, bôrʹ-) n.
A period of uncertainty during which the inevitable consequences of a current situation are postponed or avoided. Often used with on:

terminally ill patients living on borrowed time; an unstable government that existed for months on borrowed time.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”