have one foot in the grave
be near death through old age or illness – informal – often humorous
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dig your own grave
do something foolish which causes you to fail or leads to your downfall
1995 - Colin Bateman - Divorcing Jack - Then I thought about Patricia again and how much I was missing her and how I'd dug my own grave over the phone.
silent as the grave = quiet as the grave
take the secret to the grave
die without revealing a secret
turn over in their grave
used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress in someone who is now dead
1998 – Spectator - There was a lot of buzz at JeffKoons's studio. But the grinding noise one heard was Peter Fuller turning in his grave.
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