be in at the death

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be in at the death

1. Literally, to witness the killing of an animal. I refuse to be in at the death of an innocent deer just because you like hunting.
2. By extension, to witness the end or collapse of something. Did you hear that Joe's proposal got rejected? Was anyone in at the death?
See also: death

be in at the death

1 be present when a hunted animal is caught and killed. 2 be present when something fails or comes to an end.
See also: death

be ˌin at the ˈdeath/ˈkill

be there when something ends or fails: I was in at the kill when she finally lost her job.
See also: death, kill