so much for


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so much for someone or something

that is the last of someone or something; there is no need to consider someone or something anymore. It just started raining. So much for our picnic this afternoon. So much for John. He just called in sick and can't come to work today.
See also: much

so much for something

that is the end of something He told me how his parents divorced, then said, “So much for the storybook romance.” A bird hit my windshield, and I thought, so much for that bird.
Usage notes: usually said about a disappointing end
See also: much

so much for

We have sufficiently treated or are finished with something, as in So much for this year's sales figures; now let's estimate next year's. [Late 1500s]
See also: much