the end of the road

noun phrase

: 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.

Examples of the end of the road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final stop was a 2-1 overtime loss Friday night in Game 6 to the Dallas Stars at Ball Arena, but the end of the road started at the beginning of the week. Corey Masisak, The Denver Post, 18 May 2024 At the end of the road, white crosses dotted a wooded area that bled into marshland. Caroline Gutman, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2024 On this day, the lot is full of pickup trucks and boat trailers belonging to people who drove here, to the end of the road, for a day of fishing. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, 11 Apr. 2024 At the end of the road stands the barrier wall that fences off the refugee camp, and behind it, a concrete Israeli watchtower. Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 This version of Godzilla may have reached the end of the road. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2024 Confidence: Medium Monday is the end of the road for the mild spell, with highs only in the mid-40s to lower 50s despite mainly sunny skies. David Streit, Washington Post, 14 Mar. 2024 However, that’s not the end of the road for this research. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2024 The development does not necessarily mean the end of the road for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s plan to lure the teams across the Potomac River with a $2 billion development district featuring a new arena. Sarah Rankin, Fortune, 7 Mar. 2024

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“The end of the road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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