the essential noun (plural) in the cliche "The buzzards are circling." meaning
a. One's death is anticipated to be near with the expectation of the inheritance of money, property, etc.
b. One is expected to suffer some near future misfortune to the advantage of one or more others.
Tom: Our uncle is dying of cancer and he has us in his will. Our two younger brothers seems to be visiting him in the hospital a lot these days.
Joe: Yes, I can surely say the buzzards are circling.
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