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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.
Translations of “the end of the line/road”
in Chinese (Traditional) (過程或活動的)盡頭, 窮途末路…
in Chinese (Simplified) (过程或活动的)尽头, 穷途末路…
(Definition of the end of the line/road from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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