the sands of time

   The sands of time is an idiom meaning that time runs out either through something reaching an end or through a person's death. It comes from the sand used in hourglasses, an ancient way of measuring time.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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