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In extremis

The phrase “In extremis” originates from Latin and can be translated to “in the farthest reaches” or “at the point of death” in English. It is usually used to describe a circumstance or condition that has reached an extreme or critical point, particularly when referring to someone’s health or a dire situation. For example, if someone is “in extremis,” it implies that they are in a very critical or life-threatening condition. Additionally, the phrase can be used more generally to indicate a situation that has become extremely challenging or difficult.

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