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Meaning: a position or job with no hope of progress; a blind alley.
Example: The interlocutors have reached a dead end in their efforts to discover a peaceful solution to the imbroglio. Read more ➺
Meaning: cause a system, organization, or activity to fail or come to an end.
Example: The shutdown of the local iron industry tolled the death knell for the village. Read more ➺
Meaning: for a very long time.
Example: You can wait from now till doomsday for customer service. Read more ➺
Meaning: no longer in use.
Example: The world believes that the idea of another Cold War is dead and buried. Read more ➺
Meaning: destroy or demolish.
Example: We will raze the old, rickety building to the ground. Read more ➺
Meaning: to start a new job or activity without being prepared for it
Example: Soldiers are thrown in the deep end when they have just joined the army. Read more ➺
Meaning: an action/event that will help bring about the death, end, or failure of something or someone
Example: She was late for the fourth day in a row. It will be another nail in her coffin when the boss hears about it. Read more ➺
Meaning: big success
Example: Does your brother really think that he can knock out the biggest guy in school? I would like to see him try. Read more ➺
Meaning: far away in the future
Example: To make this project successful in the long run, they will need more partners. Read more ➺
Meaning: to understand something in the wrong way
Example: When Jack and Taylor arrived at the award function together, everyone got the wrong end of the stick. Read more ➺