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ride (off) into the sunset

To resolve or conclude things in a neat, happy, and satisfactory fashion; to retire from work, use, or relevance, especially on a positive note or after a long and successful period of activity. An allusion to the clichéd endings of western movies, often showing the main characters riding horseback into the sunset at the conclusion of the film. Often used sarcastically, ironically, or humorously. Despite the turbulence in the first few years, the president is now riding off into the sunset with a huge approval rating and a whole host of policies enacted under his watch. I'm tired of comedies that see everyone just ride into the sunset at the end. How about showing some realistic consequences for the things these types of characters do?
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sunset years

The final years of a person's life, especially those spent in retirement. The economic crash has been especially devastating to the retired and the elderly, whose pensions they had been expecting to live off of in their sunset years have now evaporated in a matter of days.
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one's sunset years

Euph. one's old age. Many people in their sunset years love to travel. Now is the time to think about financial planning for your sunset years.
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ride off into the sunset

achieve a happy conclusion to something.
In the closing scenes of westerns, the characters are often seen riding off into the sunset after everything has been resolved satisfactorily.
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sunset years

the last years of a person's life. euphemistic
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ride off into the sunset, to

A more or less happy ending or resolution. This cliché was originally a visual one—the classic final scene of the western films so popular from the 1930s on, in which the cowboy hero, having vanquished the evildoers, literally rides off into the sunset. It was transferred to other happy endings, usually with some irony, in the mid-twentieth century. “I didn’t even bother getting mad at your crack about me going off into the sunset,” wrote William Goldman (Magic, 1967).
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Moving forward, the new "Sunset" logo and brand is also featured on all manufactured product and marketing tools in the U.S.
The Sunset Hotel management informed him and other suppliers that they would be paid on a later date.
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The first NASA spacecraft to give us a look into the sunrise and sunset on Mars was the Viking 1 lander.
The Texas Legislature will ultimately decide whether changes are needed to improve TWIA's performance, based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission.
Twenty-one of the most famous personalities in the country-some of the most followed actors, models, and influencers- have opened their own booth at Sunset Fair's Celebrity Bazaar.
If you want to know ahead of time whether you can witness a great sunset, check out sunsetwx.com, which has daily maps projecting sunset quality across the United States.
We've compiled an overview of what it could mean for the state if sunset legislation doesn't pass and the affected agencies aren't reauthorized.
"We are completing an inventory of the best spots to view the sunset in Paphos and issue electronic and print material and other means such as websites to promote them."
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"This EOI call marks the beginning of the rejuvenation of the site, which will see the precinct conserved as per the State Government's Sunset Transformation Strategy," Mr Barnett said.
Sunset, hotel and bird down at Cardiff Bay, sent in by David Lloyd, who said, "I love photography and evening I got the bus down to Cardiff Bay with a friend and it was a beautiful evening with the sun the sunset and here is one of the sunset over the hotel in the distance, the sea and a silhouetted bird Sunset, hotel and bird down at Cardiff Bay, sent in by David Lloyd, who said, "I love photography and evening I got the bus down to Cardiff Bay with a friend and it was a beautiful evening with the sun the sunset and here is one of the sunset over the hotel in the distance, the sea and a silhouetted bird often go on my day trips taking photographs wherever I go.
Outlook City Max Min Outlook Srinagar Delhi Patna Guwahati Kolkata Bhopal Jaipur Ahmedabad Mumbai Bangalore Hyderabad Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Chandigarh Monday ( November 17) Sunrise: 6.46 Sunset: 17.27 26 A 12 A 35% Bangkok 33 A 23 A Dubai 29 A 20 A Hong Kong 24 A 18 A London 10 A 7 A Los Angeles 25 A 12 A Moscow - 4 A - 10 A New York 13 A 0 A Paris 10 A 6 A Singapore 30 A 24 A Tokyo 15 A 10 A Tuesday ( November 18) Sunrise: 6.46 Sunset: 17.27 26 A 13 A 35% Wednesday ( November 19) Sunrise: 6.47 Sunset: 17.26 27 A 13 A 35% Thursday ( November 20) Sunrise: 6.48 Sunset: 17.26 26 A 12 A 35% Friday ( November 21) Sunrise: 6.49 Sunset: 17.26 26 A 11 A 40% 14 - 2 26 12 28 12 29 17 29 17 29 13 34 21 29 14 28 15 33 26 29 16 30 23 32 25 28 9