Meaning of “another/the final nail in the coffin” in the English Dictionary

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"another/the final nail in the coffin" in British English

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another/the final nail in the coffin

an event that causes the failure of something that had already started to fail:

Each successive revelation of incompetence is another nail in the chairman's coffin.
That report drove the final nail in the company's coffin.

(Definition of “another/the final nail in the coffin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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