be curtains for

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be curtains for

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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : the part of a bastioned front that connects two neighboring bastions

  1. : to furnish with or as if with curtains

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


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