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game over

Definition of game over in English:

informal Said when a situation is regarded as hopeless or irreversible: once your customer loyalty vanishes it’s game over
[Probably from the use of the phrase at the conclusion of a computer game]
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  • If they are able to properly cross-exam, as he clearly is, it's not game over.
  • It was game over for him, and he walked away with an annoyed look.
  • If he wins his first Daytona 500, it will be game over for his competitors.
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