end\ of\ the\ line

end\ of\ the\ line
• end of the road
• end of the line
n. phr.
the final result or end (as of a way of action or behavior); the condition that comes when you can do no more.

He had left a trail of forgery and dishonesty across seven states; he had got out of each trouble with a new trick. Now the police had caught up with him, and it was the end of the road.

"When I get to the end of the line," Jones thought, "I'd like my children to like and respect me still."


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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