beginning of the end


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beginning of the end

Fig. the start of the termination of something or of someone's death. When he stopped coughing and grew still, I knew it was the beginning of the end. The enormous debt we ran up marked the beginning of the end as far as our standard of living was concerned.
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This must be the beginning of the end," he said, inter- rupting me.
It is an historic one but for all the wrong reasons, and in my view it risks being the beginning of the end of what has been a fantastically successful relationship between unions and the party.
The battle ended in a bloody stalemate but it marked the beginning of the end of Norse power in Scotland.
Supreme Court case that brought about the beginning of the end of restrictive real estate covenants, used as a legal tool of segregation in the North.
FOOTBALL: Football Association chief executive Brian Barwick welcomed "the beginning of the end of the construction phase" of Wembley after securing this season's FA Cup final at the new stadium.
Jasper's statement that if Bush and Congress allow another mass amnesty to take place, "we could be looking at the beginning of the end of our nation" is exactly the sentiment of most of us "in the know" these days.
The beginning of the end of an old regime, of the old way, of business as usual, is always a troubled time.
For if D-Day marked the beginning of the end of World War II and Nazi Germany, Reagan marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War and the Soviet Empire.
branch) issued a stern wanting, citing Robinson's November 2 consecration as the bishop of New Hampshire as the beginning of the end of the 77 million-member communion.
The beginning of the end for multiline insurers came in the late 1980s with the advent of equity-linked products," said Michael G.
The death of Jes's baby sister when Jes was eight years old was the beginning of the end.
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Though it is perhaps the beginning of the end of the giant wind turbines.
A beginning of the end of the postwar political muddle in Iraq is critical for President Bush's reelection prospects.
The crowd laughed and cheered, but it was the beginning of the end for Gimelstob, who never fully regained his concentration.
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