the end of the ball game

the end of the ball game

Fig. the end of some process; the end of life. Well, the car broke down. I guess that's the end of the ball game. It looked like the end of the ball game as we sped too fast around the curve.
See also: ball, end, game, of
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If your blood is at the murder scene,'' Bugliosi said, ``that's the end of the ball game.