final solution

noun, often capitalized F&S

Definition of final solution 

: the Nazi program for extermination of all Jews in Europe

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Andolov, in a bare New York townhouse, offers a more final solution. refinery29.com, "Billions Season 3 Finale Recap: "The Death Zone"," 11 June 2018 How to blend parish interests into more of a regional mindset has long been a challenge, and the final solution for transit feels like a long way off. Beau Evans, NOLA.com, "How does the New Orleans area get true regional transit?," 20 May 2018 According to the report, Jurgen Klopp identifies Ceballos as the final solution to Liverpool's midfield conundrum, especially with the departure of Philippe Coutinho in the winter. SI.com, "Spanish Report Claims Real Madrid Are Planning to Offload Midfielder With Liverpool Interested," 11 Apr. 2018 His allies, the Clenched Fist Gang, have eliminated public opposition to deporting Megasaki City’s beloved canines en masse, and prepared the way for a final solution. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Isle of Dogs’ Review: Wes Anderson Unleashed," 22 Mar. 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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