Definition of the beginning of the end in English:

the beginning of the end

phrase

  • The first sign of the failure or end of something.

    • ‘When the dome blew down, it was described as the beginning of the end.’
    • ‘We are at the beginning of the end of blindness with this type of technology.’
    • ‘In that sigh, there may even be a sign that ultimately they realize that this is the beginning of the end.’
    • ‘There is still a long way to go and anything could happen, but I think we might be starting to see the beginning of the end.’
    • ‘This was the beginning of the end and a process of evacuation was begun.’
    • ‘Unless I am mistaken, we are witnessing the beginning of the end of one of sport's most remarkable and enduring reigns.’
    • ‘The calamity marked the beginning of the end for Napoleon himself.’
    • ‘And it will be mark the beginning of the end of my having a life outside this house.’
    • ‘With that, the beginning of the end of festival season was upon us - now it's time to take a bit of a breather.’
    • ‘The events of the last fortnight have led many people to conclude that this is the beginning of the end for this government.’