living end, the

living end, the

The utmost in any situation, something quite extraordinary, as in When he threw the stereo out the window-well, that was the living end! or That performance was the living end. [Colloquial; late 1930s]
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With a line-up comprising The Damned's Captain Sensible, Mike Peters of The Alarm, Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom and Chris Cheney of The Living End, the potential is apparent and seeing how these icons gelled musically and on a personal level makes one wonder why they never got around to it much sooner.
With a line up comprising The Damned's Captain Sensible, Mike Peters of The Alarm, Stray Cat Slim Jim Phantom and Chris Cheney of The Living End, the potential is apparent and seeing how these icons gelled musically and on a personal level makes one wonder why they never got around to it much sooner.
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In fact, it's so well-crafted--with the kind of rich characterizations and mature storytelling that Araki's nervy early films (The Living End, The Doom Generation) mocked rather than aspired to--that it should open up a world of opportunities for its auteur.