Definition of the end of the road (or line) in English:

the end of the road (or line)

phrase

  • The point beyond which progress or survival cannot continue.

    ‘if the damages award is not lowered it could be the end of the road for the publisher’
    ‘they've been offered compensation and they'll accept, but only because they feel they've reached the end of the line’
    • ‘Police will start using a new radio system today meaning the end of the road for eavesdroppers who listened in to police messages.’
    • ‘In Los Angeles, motorway capital of the world, car chaos has taken the city to the end of the road.’
    • ‘Some say it's the end of the road for players like Paul and others.’
    • ‘It is the end of the road for these buses, as the company has been sold off amid a huge backlog of repairs and maintenance work.’
    • ‘For the little biotech company, it may be the end of the road, their destruction.’
    • ‘A meeting will take place today to decide if it is the end of the road for workers at the plant.’
    • ‘It marks the end of the road for him and for all who bullied and killed in his name.’
    • ‘After 170 years of wacky inventions and strange new models, it seems we may finally be at the end of the road for the electric car.’
    • ‘This week, as in previous years, a number of politicians some nice and some barely competent, have come to the end of the road.’