End of the line



noun phrase

The very end: end of the line for his big plans (1940s+)
Also, end of the road. The conclusion or final outcome. For example, The editorial pointed out that it was the end of the line for the President; he’d never be reelected, or It was obviously the end of the road for this television series. This idiom alludes to the point where a road or line stops. [ c. 1900 ]

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