Definition of game over in English:

game over


  • Said when a situation is regarded as hopeless or irreversible.

    • ‘If New Zealand cross the gain-line, it is normally game over.’
    • ‘Once the mohawk starts receding and the bullet belt has to be let out a couple more notches, things rapidly approach game over.’
    • ‘I was also still growing at that time and if my weight had gone crazy then it would have been game over, but my weight stayed low and I just decided to kick on again.’
    • ‘It was game over for him, and he walked away with an annoyed look.’
    • ‘If he wins his first Daytona 500, it will be game over for his competitors.’
    • ‘Like a great closer in baseball, he hits a back double-biceps pose, and it's game over.’
    • ‘If they are able to properly cross-exam, as he clearly is, it's not game over.’
    • ‘It was effectively game over, as unfortunately from his point of view it was all too evident they were running on empty.’
    • ‘In normal racing circumstances it would be game over.’
    • ‘‘If I had scored that chance a minute after my goal, it would have been game over,’ he said.’