swan song
/swˈɑːn sˈɔŋ/
the last important thing that a person does before their retirement or death
to be all up
/biː ˈɔːl ˈʌp/
(of any finite resource) to be completely or nearly finished
to bring sth to naught
/bɹˈɪŋ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ tə nˈɔːt/
to cause something to fail in achieving any success or fulfilling any expectation
to come to naught
/kˈʌm tə nˈɔːt/
to completely fail in achieving any success or fulfilling one's expectation
to call it a day
/kˈɔːl ɪt ɐ dˈeɪ/
to stop working or participating in an activity, usually at the end of the day or when one feels that they have done enough
to draw a line under sth
/dɹˈɔː ɐ lˈaɪn ˌʌndɚ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to decide to put an end to something and not think about it anymore
sb has left the building
/hæv lˈɛft ðə bˈɪldɪŋ/
used to say that a person has definitely left an activity or place and will not change their mind about it
to lay / put sth to rest
/lˈeɪ pˌʊt ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ tə ɹˈɛst/
to prove to someone that what they believe in or think about is not true
to pull the plug
/pˈʊl ðə plˈʌɡ/
to prevent the occurrence or continuation of an activity
to put paid to sth
/pˌʊt pˈeɪd tʊ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to make something end, particularly by ruining what was planned
to put the brakes on sth
/pˌʊt ðə bɹˈeɪks ˌɑːn ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to prevent something from happening or making more progress
to give sth a rest
/ɡˈɪv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɐ ɹˈɛst/
to put a sudden stop to something one was doing for some time
to kiss sth goodbye
/kˈɪs ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɡʊdbˈaɪ/
to accept the fact that one has lost something and might never be able to get it back
to give up sth as a bad job
/ɡˈɪv ˌʌp ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ æz ɐ bˈæd dʒˈɑːb/
to decide that it is impossible to help something succeed because there seems to be no hope
to kiss one's ass goodbye
/kˈɪs wˈʌnz ˈæs ɡʊdbˈaɪ/
to prepare oneself for death, dismissal, etc.
to close the book on sth
/klˈoʊs ðə bˈʊks ˌɑːn ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to put an end to something, particularly something bad, that has been going on for some time
a thing of the past
/ɐ θˈɪŋ ʌvðə pˈæst/
something that does not exist or happen anymore due to being replaced by something more modern or desirable
to wipe sb/sth off the map / face of the earth
/wˈaɪp ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ˈɔf ðə mˈæp fˈeɪs ʌvðɪ ˈɜːθ/
to remove or destroy someone or something completely
to go out the (of) window
/ɡˌoʊ ˈaʊt ðə ʌv wˈɪndoʊ/
(of a quality, idea, or principle) to not longer exist or be forgotten
to wither on the vine
/wˈɪðɚ ɑːnðə vˈaɪn/
(of a plan or course of action) to fail to succeed or produce the expected results
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