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

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the end of the line/road

the ​point at w#hich it is no ​longerpossible 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 ​bankrefused 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)
Translations of “the end of the line/road”
in Chinese (Simplified) (过程或活动的)尽头, 穷途末路…
in Chinese (Traditional) (過程或活動的)盡頭, 窮途末路…
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