be in at the death/kill

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 in at the kill

be present at or benefit from the successful conclusion of an enterprise.
See also: kill

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