Definition of someone's (or something's) days are numbered in English:

someone's (or something's) days are numbered

phrase

  • Someone or something will not survive or remain in a position of power or advantage for much longer.

    ‘my days as director were numbered’
    • ‘Many of these types are still running companies, but the tide is turning and their days are numbered.’
    • ‘No doubt the terrorists and insurgents will hit back, and try to punish people; but their days are numbered now.’
    • ‘They are being hunted down, their days are numbered.’
    • ‘Somehow I can't see that happening, but I do think Chisholm 's days are numbered.’
    • ‘The only ones left in the nearly deserted complex are the disabled and those over 65, and their days are numbered.’
    • ‘Any manager will tell you that if you lose the dressing room you can still survive, but lose the supporters and your days are numbered.’
    • ‘Once the focal point of every community, rural post office owners are now finding that their days are numbered.’
    • ‘To the terrorists I say this, your days are numbered.’
    • ‘But racing, in particular, has often suffered from people who deliberately conspire to fix results, and those cheats now know that their days are numbered.’
    • ‘Now, once a trial balloon is floated like that, your days are numbered.’
    limit, limit in number, restrict, fix
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