Meaning of “the sun sets on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"the sun sets on sth" in British English

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the sun sets on sth

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If the sun sets on something, it ends:

It used to be said that Britain ruled an empire on which the sun would never set.

(Definition of “the sun sets on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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