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toll the death knell

To cause or signal the impending end or ruin of something, especially a business, organization, or activity. Refers to the sound of a bell ringing (the knell) from a church to indicate that someone has died. The geometric expansion of the internet and digital media has tolled the death knell for countless print-based businesses around the world.
See also: death, knell, toll

death toll

The number of deaths that have occurred after some major deadly event, such as an accident, act of violence, or natural disaster. The death toll of the conflict between the two countries is well over 2,000 people as of this morning.
See also: death, toll

take (quite) a toll (on someone or something)

to cause damage or wear by using something or by hard living. Years of sunbathing took a toll on Mary's skin. Drug abuse takes quite a toll on the lives of people.
See also: take, toll

toll for someone

[for a bell] to ring for someone. Who are the bells tolling for? The bells are tolling for Mr. Green, who died last night.
See also: toll

take its toll

also take a toll
to cause harm or suffering Divorce takes its toll on the children involved.
See also: take, toll

sound/toll the death knell

to cause an organization, system, or activity to fail or end
Usage notes: A knell is the sound of a bell being rung slowly to tell people that someone has died.
(often + for ) The new superstore will sound the death knell for hundreds of small independent shops. (sometimes + of ) The closure of the local car factory tolled the death knell of the town.
See ring hollow
See also: death, knell, sound

take a/its/their toll

to have a bad effect on someone or something (often + on ) Bringing up nine children had taken its toll on my mother. The disease has taken a horrendous toll in parts of western Africa.
See sound the death knell
See also: take, toll

take its toll

Be damaging or harmful, cause loss or destruction, as in The civil war has taken its toll on both sides, or The heavy truck traffic has taken its toll on the highways. This expression transfers the taking of toll, a tribute or tax, to exacting other costs. [Late 1800s]
See also: take, toll
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Regardless of the final funding level, states will need other solutions, like tolling, to ensure that their transportation systems grow with their populations and with technological advances well into the 21st century.
However, logically, a taxpayer will seek out a tax adviser to claim a refund due to tolling after the disability has ended; thus, there would be no question as to the duration of the disability.
6511(h)(2)(b) disallows tolling when another person is "authorized to act on behalf of the .
The open-road tolling initiative is part of the FasTrak(R) Strategic Plan that BATA adopted in June 2006 to expand and improve electronic toll collection in the Bay Area.
The use of satellite technology to track road usage makes it possible for us to greatly improve the way that the road tolling system currently operates.
E[acute accent]The 2005 ITS affects the earnings of the core component of Enbridge's mainline system in Canada, exclusive of Line 8, Line 9, and the SEP I, SEP II and Terrace expansions, to which separate tolling methodologies apply.
E[acute accent]Enbridge and CAPP both realized significant benefits under the two previous incentive tolling agreements, which covered the periods 1995 to 1999 and 2000 to 2004, and both recognized the benefits of continuing to use a negotiated incentive toll model rather than a traditional cost-of-service model.
1, 2004, Constellation will enter into a wholesale power tolling agreement with Dynegy through November 2008.
Today's announcement represents another innovative approach to mitigating the near-term financial impact of a long-term tolling arrangement," said Bruce A.
Also, the eGo tag is offered at a price point that fuels widespread adoption, opening the door to new business models for open road tolling, electronic vehicle registration and mobile commerce that were previously uneconomic.
Open road tolling allows electronic toll collection transactions to occur under normal highway driving conditions, eliminating plaza barriers and creating a new toll road design that mitigates congestion.
Open road tolling is being built into the design of new roads, and existing plaza areas are being retrofitted to allow for it.