it's curtains

it's curtains

This is the end. Typically refers to an adverse ending to something, or (hyperbolically or humorously) to death. It's curtains for the defending champs if they don't pull off a miraculous comeback. It's curtains for me if I don't get home by curfew. My parents will kill me!
See also: curtain
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And then you can't help but 'test ingress.' This 7mm gap doesn't seem like a huge deal, but it leaves the display exposed-so should something accidentally enter, it's curtains for the screen," the platform said.
It's curtains for you bonny lad, you're gonna pay the price, But Instinct did what it does best, it kicked in, in a trice.
The Adams Park chief is realistic about the challenge which awaits them this Saturday, and he concedes that if the Ports are on it, then it's curtains for his team.
When Sally (Catherine Shephard, centre) meets the exotic Emma (Julia Davis, right) it's curtains for drippy boyfriend David (Alexander Macqueen)
An off night here, a few injuries there, and it's curtains. See Athens for exhibit A.
Many speculated that a party whose popularity once swept across all provinces of Pakistan has now lost its charm and with the passing of Benazir Bhutto, it's curtains for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
In a house of 65, if 33 members line up against the CM, it's curtains for Mr Zehri.
1 IT'S CURTAINS One of the best ways to stop heat loss, try curtains with a thermal lining.
In the Roundup: Congressman Pete Sessions makes his leadership move, it's curtains for presidential candidate Carly Fiorina at a San Antonio event, Susan King goes for the Senate and a reporter takes a ride in one of Google's self-driving cars.
A momentary carelessness, the wrong weapon in your hand and that's it; it's curtains for you.
"We looked half-decent at times when we had the ball, but in these environments and these games if you switch off for a second, it's curtains."
If we lose to Sunderland I think it's curtains for us and it will be a disaster for Villa and Birmingham/Midland football if we go down.
Along the way, he joins a golf club, although when his mobile phone rings as he plays a round with a club official, Godwin believes it's curtains. Thankfully, it isn't.
The Only Way Is Essex crewMARK WRIGHT has already ditched this sinking ship, others are expected to leave in their droves so it's curtains for this lot.
As proof that the end is nigh business is no longer men with sandwich boards shouting at shoppers on Saturdays so grey it appeared the inevitable had already happened, Robert Fitzpatrick has even ploughed his $140,000 retirement fund into spreading the good word that it's curtains for mankind.