curtains for (someone or something)

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curtains for (someone or something)

The end, death, or demise of someone or something. Oh, it'll be curtains for the informant once I find him! Unfortunately, if this merger doesn't go through, it's curtains for our company.
See also: curtain

curtains for someone or something

the death, end, or ruin of someone or something. (From the lowering or closing of the curtains at the end of a stage performance.) If the car hadn't swerved, it would have been curtains for the pedestrians. If they can't get into the export market, it's curtains for the whole company.
See also: curtain
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My auntie is doing our curtains for us and we're still waiting for a few things but we're not in any big rush.
If we lose to Sunderland I think it's curtains for us and it will be a disaster for Villa and Birmingham/Midland football if we go down.
For its "end-of-the-world party", Sydney's Shelbourne Hotel suggests that "if it's curtains for us all, we might as well get loose and party this world away to the beat of a bass drum".
I'm not one for ultimatums but during the week I said to the team that if we lost this game it would be curtains for us in the competition," said Jones.
Skipper Alun Wyn Jones added: "I'm not one for ultimatums but during the week I said to the team that if we lost this game it would be curtains for us in the competition so I'm very happy we responded to that.
We still have two big games to come, but it would probably have been curtains for us had we lost today and now what happens is back in our own hands," added Maynard.
We spoke with Sky on Saturday night and it looked curtains for us.
Looks like a relentless galloper and I'd hate to see him being allowed to bully the rest from the front while dictating his own gallop - that could mean curtains for us layers
If we carry on playing like that then it would be curtains for us in the Premiership.
If we had lost to Dundee it could have been curtains for us, we've now given ourselves a 50-50 chance of surviving - and it's the players who deserve credit for that, not me.
Without Venetian blinds would it be curtains for us all?
It was a certain goal only for Darragh making the block, and I'd say if they had got that goal it was curtains for us.
He said: 'No one wanted to admit it before the game but I think that the players all felt if we'd been beaten, it would have been curtains for us.
That was when I thought it was curtains for us because that was when I feared we would be shot and I feared for all my children and my wife.