the end of the road

Definition of the end of the road

informal
:the end (as of a condition or situation)
  • A loss in the primary elections will mean the end of the road for his campaign.
  • They reached the end of the road as a couple a long time ago.

Word by Word Definitions

end play
  1. : the part of an area that lies at the boundary

  2. : a point that marks the extent of something

  3. : the point where something ceases to exist

  1. : to bring to an end

  2. : destroy

  3. : to make up the end of

  1. : final, ultimate

  1. : to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

  1. : within : inside — compare ect-, exo-

  2. : taking in

road play
  1. : roadstead

  2. : an open way for vehicles, persons, and animals

  3. : roadbed


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