the end of the line

noun phrase

informal
: the end (as of a condition or situation)
It will be the end of the line for me unless there are some changes around here.

Examples of the end of the line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aston has made a point of saying there won't be another V12 Vantage and that the last generation's take on it was the end of the line. Alex Goy, Ars Technica, 12 May 2024 The business was good enough to outlast the Wethersfield locations of the Chip’s and Denny’s chains, but now appears to be at the end of the line. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 9 May 2024 The Santa Monica Mountains are probably not the end of the line for the pest; just a devastating pit stop. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2024 The primary use for a snell knot is securing a single hook to the end of the line for casting live or cut bait. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 15 May 2024 This is the end of the line for C. Milton Wright boys basketball. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 14 Mar. 2024 Be sure to leave some time to explore Santa Barbara, or head all the way to the end of the line at San Luis Obispo before looping back. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 Kyle Guerra, 25, is a center fielder from San Leandro High and Cal State Monterey Bay, thought for a moment when asked if his baseball career was nearing the end of the line. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 8 Apr. 2024 That one, however, seemed like the end of the line for Neo as the movie grossed only $159 million worldwide amid a day-and-date release on streaming and pandemic challenges in theaters. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024

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“The end of the line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20end%20of%20the%20line. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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