the end of the road

noun phrase

Definition of the end of the road

: 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.

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“The end of the road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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