at the end of the line

at the end of the line

1. At the physical end of a route of travel, usually a bus or train route. You'll need the most expensive ticket if you're getting off at the end of the line.
2. By extension, at the conclusion or final step of something. We're finally at the end of the line with this project—now, we just have to hand it in and pray for a good grade!
See also: end, line, of
References in classic literature ?
At the end of the line Tarzan could still hear the grumbling of the disgruntled priest.
With little ceremony Perry and I were chained at the end of the line, and without further ado the interrupted march was resumed.
Down at the end of the line towered the tall beggar-man, who must needs twang a bow-string with the best of them.
It did not have rhyming words at the end of the lines.
Berni said it was too early to say why the train failed to stop, crashing through the bumper at the end of the line and ending up wedged between the floor and ceiling of the platform.
For example, the destination of a gas line which seems to lead to nowhere in 2004, can be explained by bringing up the layout of buildings from the 1939 World's Fair, which shows a structure at the end of the line.
The trains stop at the end of the line near Causey Arch viaduct, where visitors can meet Father Christmas in his grotto.
At the end of the line, the boxes were sealed and placed on wooden pallets, ready for another volunteer with a forklift to transport to waiting trucks in the parking lot.
Those long URLs are common to special-offer pages, and they can get broken off at the end of the line and passed to the Web browser incomplete.
Also, birds dozing at the end of the line resorted to single-hemisphere sleep, rather than total relaxation, more often than inner ducks did.
The Kizilay Station, located at the end of the line, serves the downtown area and is located at one of the busiest intersections in the city.
We're very satisfied with the automated tagging because we don't have to hire workers to stand at the end of the line slapping on labels.
And the assemblyman representing Mission thinks that campus is at the end of the line in the Los Angeles district, with a small campus that still needs to use classrooms at local high schools.
By finding and categorizing defects during the manufacturing process, instead of at the end of the line, SmartView also helps manufacturers improve the yield through the entire manufacturing process.
It makes sense to put Swanson back at the end of the line as a pass-rushing specialist on a defense that has allowed 119 points and 1,255 yards in its last two games, both losses.