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endgame

The final stages of a process, development, or activity. An allusion to the last stage in chess, when the majority of pieces have been removed from the board. The two companies began the endgame of their historic, multi-billion-dollar merger deal.

end game

The final stage of some process, as in The book discussed the diplomatic end game resulting in the treaty. This term, dating from about 1880, comes from chess, where it denotes the stage of a game when most of the pieces have been removed from the board. In the mid-1900s it began to be transferred to other activities.
See also: end, game
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Whichever way you look at it, the ECB - and with it Europe - is being forced into an endgame with three once-improbable outcomes.
For us, the endgame is to "reduce him to possession," as the legal phrasing goes.
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After Black's response of a6 Black has a serious space disadvantage and White has the potential in an endgame to sacrifice and produce a deadly passed pawn.
Either Israel adheres to a complete halt to settlements and the guidelines (of negotiations) or America must come and say this is the endgame with respect to determining borders and the refugee issue and other final status issues.
Either Israel adheres to a complete halt to settlements and the guidelines (of talks) or America must come and say this is the endgame with respect to determining borders and the refugee issue and other final status issues.
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