- someone's number is up
- (someone's) number is up
if someone's number is up, they are going to die or to suffer.
This car came hurtling towards me and I thought my number was up.
New idioms dictionary. 2014.
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someone's number is up — someone’s number is up informal phrase used for saying that someone is going to die When the brakes failed, I thought my number was up. Thesaurus: likely to die soonsynonym Main entry: number * * * … Useful english dictionary
someone's number is up — ► someone s number is up informal someone is finished or doomed to die. Main Entry: ↑number … English terms dictionary
someone's number is up — informal used for saying that someone is going to die When the brakes failed, I thought my number was up … English dictionary
have (got) someone's number — have (got) someone’s number informal phrase to understand someone or realize the true purpose of their actions I’ve got your number – don’t think you can fool me. Thesaurus: to understand someone s character or thinkingsynonym Main entry: number … Useful english dictionary
have someone’s number — [v] know someone’s motives be onto someone, be wise to someone*, have someone pegged*, have someone sized up*, know what makes someone tick*, read someone; concepts 15,18,37 … New thesaurus
have (got) (someone's) number — to understand the way someone behaves. They ve got our number – they play harder against us than anybody else. She seems to know exactly what people our age want – she definitely has our number … New idioms dictionary
have someone's number — informal understand a person s real motives or character and thereby gain some advantage * * * have someone s number informal : to be able to deal with or defeat someone easily especially because you know or understand that person so well She… … Useful english dictionary
have someone's number — have (someone s) number informal to know that someone is trying to do something bad and therefore be able to deal with them. I m not worried about Taylor. I ve got his number and I know what to expect … New idioms dictionary
get someone's number — (informal) To size someone up ● number … Useful english dictionary
one of someone's number — one/some/of someone’s number formal phrase one or several of the people in a particular group Some of our number have had doubts about this. Thesaurus: group members and describing group membershyponym Main entry … Useful english dictionary