Definition of so much for in English:

so much for


  • 1Indicating that one has finished talking about something.

    ‘So much for the melodic line. We now turn our attention to the accompaniment’
  • 2Suggesting that something has not been successful or useful.

    ‘so much for that idea!’
    • ‘The cold and waves were starting to get to me, and I couldn't feel my legs; so much for my lanolin and vaseline mixture.’
    • ‘The area is also riddled with graffiti - mostly badly spelled - so much for all that money spent on education!’
    • ‘Well, so much for the rule where they're not supposed to address each other directly.’
    • ‘As for the article all I can say is so much for the Code Of Responsibility!’