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the end of the road (or line)

Definition of the end of the road or line in English:

The point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue: if the damages award is not lowered it could be the end of the road for the publisher they’ve been offered compensation and they’ll accept, but only because they feel they’ve reached the end of the line
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  • A meeting will take place today to decide if it is the end of the road for workers at the plant.
  • After 170 years of wacky inventions and strange new models, it seems we may finally be at the end of the road for the electric car.
  • Some say it's the end of the road for players like Paul and others.
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