the party's over


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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.

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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