Meaning of “the beginning of the end” in the English Dictionary

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"the beginning of the end" in British English

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the beginning of the end

the point where something starts to get gradually worse, until it fails or ends completely:

It was the beginning of the end for their marriage when he started drinking.

(Definition of “the beginning of the end” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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