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death knell

noun [S] uk   us  
a warning of the end of something: The opening of the superstore will sound/toll the death knell for (= cause the failure of) hundreds of small independent shops.
Translations of “death knell”
in Chinese (Traditional) 終結的預兆,完結的信號…
in Chinese (Simplified) 终结的预兆,完结的信号…
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