curtains for (someone or something)

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curtains for (someone or something)

The end, death, or demise of someone or something. Oh, it'll be curtains for the informant once I find him! Unfortunately, if this merger doesn't go through, it's curtains for our company.
See also: curtain

curtains for someone or something

the death, end, or ruin of someone or something. (From the lowering or closing of the curtains at the end of a stage performance.) If the car hadn't swerved, it would have been curtains for the pedestrians. If they can't get into the export market, it's curtains for the whole company.
See also: curtain
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But Bruce's appearance in Still Game spells curtains for one of the cast.
Thus curtains for one of the greatest boxing career this world has ever seen, a career gutted out by a Filipino who came from very humble roots to become one of his country's wealthiest and influential people.
It was curtains for one of the celeb world's most solid couples when Muppet diva MISS PIGGY split from Kermit the Frog.
IT'S welcomed the Queen and Gordon Brown, but now it's curtains for one of the region's biggest employers.
If you're a dab hand with the sewing machine then buying two pairs of ready to hang curtains will provide curtains for one window and material for the blind, but if you'd rather someone else made them from you, then why not use the made to measure service at vantana.
THEY'RE all going mad about Maddy in Leicestershire - and that could spell curtains for one or two of England's established batsmen next season.