Meaning of “the end of the line/road” in the English Dictionary

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"the end of the line/road" in British English

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the end of the line/road

the point at w#hich it is no longer possible to continue with a process or activity:

We've struggled on for as long as we could, but now we're at the end of the line.
When the bank refused to lend us any more money we realized we'd reached the end of the road.

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