the end of the line

noun phrase

: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That said, Intel's LGA1700 socket is likely nearing the end of the line, and AM5 will be supported until at least 2025. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 14 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, Wells Fargo’s Steven Cahall argued that the UFC transaction marks the end of the line for WWE’s strategic review. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2023

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“The end of the line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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