Dictionary.com defines Expire this way:
[ik-spahyuhr] Show IPA verb,-pired, -pir·ing.
–verb (used without object)
1.to come to an end; terminate, as a contract, guarantee, or offer.
2.to emit the last breath; die.
3.to breathe out.
4.to die out, as a fire.–verb (used with object)
5.to breathe out; emit (air) from the lungs.
6.Archaic. to give off, emit, or eject.
1375–1425; late ME < L ex(s)pīrāre to breathe out, equiv. to ex- ex-1 + spīrāre to breathe
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.
I say the Winter has Expired! Long live spring!