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be curtains for

Definition of be curtains for

informal

  1. :  to be the end, failure, or death of (someone or something) <It looks like it's curtains for the mayor after this election.> <If they don't win today's game, it'll be/mean/spell curtains for their hopes of winning the championship.>



Word by Word Definitions

curtainplay curtains
  1. :  a hanging screen usually capable of being drawn back or up

    :  window drapery

    :  a device or agency that conceals or acts as a barrier — compare iron curtain

  1. :  to furnish with or as if with curtains

    :  to veil or shut off with or as if with a curtain


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