the party is over

the party is over

A period of excitement, success, jubilation, or opulence has changed to a period of sobriety, calm, reflection, and/or regret. I'm afraid the party is over for young team, who defied all odds by beating four profession teams to reach the semifinals. We felt we were invincible back then, when earnings were high and everything seemed possible. These days, long after the party's over, I think we all were a bit foolish with our money.
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party's over

Fig. A happy or fortunate time has come to an end. We go back to school tomorrow. The party's over. The staff hardly worked at all under the old management, but they'll find the party's over now.
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the party is over

People say the party is over to mean that a time when people made a lot of money or had a lot of success or pleasure has ended. The party is over for players who were receiving £80,000 a year. For Black and his former colleagues the party is over, and the headaches have only just begun.
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the party's over

a period of success, good fortune, or happiness has come to an end. informal
1998 Independent Until the Government decided yesterday that the party's over, it was seemingly routine procedure for our hospital consultants to have…the Committee on Distinction Awards, which is dominated by the consultants, look after their interests.
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the party’s ˈover

a period of freedom, enjoyment, very good luck, etc. has now come to an end and life is about to return to normal: We’ve had a good time while the manager’s been away, but now the party’s over.
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