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the party is over

A period of excitement, success, jubilation, or opulence has changed to a period of sobriety, calm, reflection, or regret. I'm afraid the party is over for this Cinderella team, who had defied all odds to make it so far in the tournament. We felt we were invincible back then, when earnings were high and everything seemed possible. Looking back now, long after the party's over, I think we all were a bit foolish with our money.
See also: over, party
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party's over

Fig. A happy or fortunate time has come to an end. We go back to school tomorrow. The party's over. The staff hardly worked at all under the old management, but they'll find the party's over now.
See also: over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

party's over, the

It's time to be serious; carefree times have ended. For example, Now that he's been promoted the party's over; he has to write a report every week. This expression uses party in the sense of "a pleasant social gathering." [c. 1930]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

the party is over

People say the party is over to mean that a time when people made a lot of money or had a lot of success or pleasure has ended. The party is over for players who were receiving £80,000 a year. For Black and his former colleagues the party is over, and the headaches have only just begun.
See also: over, party
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

the party's over

a period of success, good fortune, or happiness has come to an end. informal
1998 Independent Until the Government decided yesterday that the party's over, it was seemingly routine procedure for our hospital consultants to have…the Committee on Distinction Awards, which is dominated by the consultants, look after their interests.
See also: over
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the party’s ˈover

a period of freedom, enjoyment, very good luck, etc. has now come to an end and life is about to return to normal: We’ve had a good time while the manager’s been away, but now the party’s over.
See also: over
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