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

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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 ​successiverevelation of ​incompetence is another nail in the chairman's ​coffin. That ​reportdrove 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)
Translations of “another/the final nail in the coffin”
in Chinese (Simplified) 导致失败的事件,致命打击,催命符…
in Chinese (Traditional) 導致失敗的事件,致命打擊,催命符…
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