see the end of the road at end. The point at which further effort is unproductive or one can go no further.
- Jeff's a man with integrity and compassion who nevertheless finds himself at the end of the line thanks to the poor choices and unwise decisions he's made in life.
- I am afraid you have reached the end of the line so far as the law courts are concerned.
- Mr Crawford's fight finally reached the end of the line this month when his appeal was dismissed.
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