Pat’s business venture had not gone as he had hoped. Sales were down, expenses were up. The savings he had used to start the business were gone and he was hanging on for dear life.
Her relationships had dissolved. She was pregnant. The father of the child was no where to be found. Her parents would not accept her back. Shannon was all alone in life and she was hanging on for dear life.
Mattie Lee knew that when the doctor returned he would not bring good news. Days, weeks, three, six, nine, twelve months, but no longer. She knew she would be hanging on for dear life.
You may be hanging on for dear life as well.