That’s the definition of “borrowed time” per The Free Dictionary, which adds:
Often used with on: terminally ill patients living on borrowed time; an unstable government that existed for months on borrowed time.
I want to discuss this concept in relation to Scorpio or those with a heavy 8th house, or Pluto prominent. While these people may be on borrowed time themselves, more often they the “time-lenders” and it’s not always because they are benevolent.
I am talking about a situation where a person knows they’re probably going sever a relationship with you, just not today.
They may be benevolent, pulling away slowly so that you can adjust. They may be waiting until your birthday passes or you get through some crisis so they can leave you on solid ground.
But they may also be extending you credit so they may study you, long after they know your gig is up. Or it may be they’re busy with other priorities so this clock is left ticking.
Will anyone cop to doing this? What have you observed?