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English definition of “the beginning of the end”

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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.
Translations of “the beginning of the end”
in Chinese (Traditional) 末日的開始,不幸的起點…
in Chinese (Simplified) 末日的开始,不幸的起点…
(Definition of the beginning of the end from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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