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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Nawala rin post threat namin kaya medyo na-caught off guard kami pero we were in the game and it was just a matter of us grinding it out until the end of the ball game and we don't have to be frustrated even if the game wasn't going with us.
If your blood is at the murder scene,'' Bugliosi said, ``that's the end of the ball game.