crack of doom


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crack of doom

1. The Christian Day of Judgment, when God assigns an eternal fate to all individual humans; a sound or signal heralding that day. You may have been acquitted of your crimes by a court of law, but you will have to face the punishment for them at the crack of doom. The sky blackened and lightning flashed violently across the sky, with thunder booming like a crack of doom.
2. By extension, the apocalypse or end of the world, or a signal thereof. Many feared that the Cold War could at any time escalate to nuclear warfare, bringing about the crack of doom.
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Evidence of their lack of all hope of survival comes when Frodo and Sam decide to lighten their load by discarding anything that is not directly needed to get to the Crack of Doom.
Roy was an attendant not much bigger than us 10-year-olds but he possessed a voice to make Bryn Terfel sound like squeaky James Blunt It came out like the crack of doom.
Criticism only stokes up his fears that the wreckers will move in as soon as he quits, and he owes it to his country to stick it out to the crack of doom.
Though he does not actually die at the Crack of Doom, there is a symbolic sacrificial death--"the body sacrificed is that of Frodo's alter-ego, Gollum" (Crabbe 78).
There will be no more kicks like siege guns, tackles like the crack of doom .
I am unhappy that his is just one broadside in a continuing naval engagement which will stretch on until the crack of doom.
In the final installment of the blockbuster movie trilogy, players must destroy the One Ring by casting it into the Crack of Doom, freeing Middle-earth from the clutches of the Dark Lord Sauron.
Even now I still spot the odd specimen of these "Noddy bikes", invariably in civilian trim and still puttering away from now no doubt until until the crack of doom.
Things look black for Aragorn and Co, until Frodo makes it to the Crack of Doom, where the Ring finally gets to him and he changes his mind about getting shot.
If so, a new service allowing you to download Lord Of The Rings ring tones to your mobile should get you hotter than the Crack of Doom.
He must take it to Orodruin, the Crack of Doom, where it was forged.
Frodo must take The Ring across Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom and destroy it forever.
He gave 3, 000 new words to the English language and a multitude of expressions became common parlance: crack of doom, truth will out, more sinned against than sinning, make virtue of necessity, cold comfort, dead as a doornail, slept not a wink, the devil incarnate.