death throes

Translations

death throes

npl (also) (fig) → ultimi spasimi mpl
in one's death throes → agonizzante
References in classic literature ?
When," asked one of the women, "will we enjoy the death throes of the red one?
Still clinging to my rifle, I rose again, to see the lioness struggling in her death throes but an arm's length from me.
Burgess has been omitted from the starting XV and bench as the hosts enter the death throes of a tournament that effectively ended for them with last Saturday's 33-13 defeat by Australia.
From war of a nasty and vicious type, to a sullen peace, with the death throes of organised paramilitarism, is a painful state, but not impossible to manage.
Although the bedroom tax may be in its death throes the distress and misery it has caused people is still continuing in the meantime".
Patel added his customary brace of wickets and Recardo Gordon recorded his competition-best figures of the for 18 as Leicestershire thrashed away in their death throes in the lengthening shadows of Edgbaston.
Earlier in the evening, while Aaron Finch, in his farewell knock for Yorkshire, had been socking Notts to all parts of Headingley, it appeared that Warwickshire's T20 enterprise for 2014 was also in its death throes.
Those planets could have survived the bloating of a dying star during its red giant phase, or have formed from the material shed during the star's death throes.
It was engineered so well that even in its death throes, it surrendered only to the demolition hammer and her ignoble end.
SAD to see BBC2's once excellent Dragons' Den thrashing around in its death throes.
argues without nuance that political liberalism is in its well-deserved death throes.
She seems to think acting is walking around with a look of haughty disinterest on her face - a look she sported even when her youngest sister was writhing in the death throes.