be curtains for

idiom

informal
: 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.

Examples of be curtains for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While there may be curtains for privacy, patients are more visible and accessible to the nurses and doctors who staff the intensive care unit. James Lacy, Verywell Health, 28 Mar. 2023 This could be curtains for the EU-China investment pact that was struck in December, but that still requires ratification by the European Parliament. David Meyer, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2021

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“Be curtains for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20curtains%20for. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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