be the living end

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be the living end

To be exceptional. This phrase can be used both positively and negatively. When I was a teenager, I saw that band at least 20 times. I just thought they were the living end! If she is so mad at me that she won't come to my wedding, then that is the living end!
See also: end, living

be the living end

 
1. (American & Australian old-fashioned) to be extremely good We were big fans of their band. We thought it was the living end in those days.
2. (American & Australian old-fashioned) to be very annoying Helen is late again. She really is the living end!
See also: end, living