come to an end


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come to an end

To wind down to an ending or conclusion. Festivities came to an end well after the sun had risen the next morning. I'm just dreading when the nice summer weather finally comes to an end.
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come to an end

1. Conclude, terminate, as in the familiar proverb, All things come to an end, stated by Geoffrey Chaucer in Troilus and Cressida (c. 1374).
2. come to a bad end; come to no good. Have a bad outcome or die in an unpleasant way. For example, I always suspected this venture would come to no good, or Her parents feared he would come to a bad end.
3. come to or meet an untimely end . Die at a young age, terminate much sooner than desired or expected. For example, The blow was fatal, causing the young boxer to meet an untimely end, or Our partnership came to an untimely end when I became too ill to work. Also see dead end.
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Kevin Mountford, head of savings at Moneysupermarket, said: "Unfortunately savers cannot rely on banks to remind them that their deal has come to an end."
Mayor Bloomberg is "a winner and his team is a winning team, so we trust that between the end of March or even in July, this project will come to an end."
The eight months of Primakov's rule have now come to an end. During this period Russia for the first time had a government that could seriously be described as social democratic.