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Up-turning of his Glass


He felt that the hour for the up-turning of his glass was at hand. He knew that the sand of life was nearly run out, and that death was about to turn his hour-glass upside down.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Unready (The)
Unrighteous [Adokimos]
Up a Tree
Up the Spout
Up to Snuff
Up to the Hub
Up to the Mark
Up-turning of his Glass
Upas-tree or Poison-tree of Macassar
Upper Crust
Upper Storey
Upper Ten Thousand or The Upper Ten
Upset Price
Urbi et Orbi [To Rome and the rest of the world]
Urd [The Past]
Urda or Urdan Fount (The)