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nail in the coffin

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Definition


An action or event that leads to the end of something.

Context : Politics
Category: Metaphor
Semantic: death, end, finalize

Usage of “nail in the coffin”

  1. The climate report data was a nail in the coffin for the naysayers of global warming.

Examples of idiom “nail in the coffin” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'kirandhanwada'
    kirandhanwada:

    Agarkar used as a death bowler, eh? More like a last nail in the coffin bowler, no?

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Ayse_London'
    Ayse_London:

    @charliewhelan Wondering if Westfield Stratford will be the final nail in the coffin for high street shopping malls??

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'fcharlton'
    fcharlton:

    Another nail in the coffin of my Facebook account. Duh.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'carino1986'
    carino1986:

    Duke win is last nail in the coffin for my bracket! #damnyouBaylor

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'FordOConnell'
    FordOConnell:

    Duke's Singler's free throws put nail in the coffin 4 #Baylor #TCOT #DUKE #NCAA

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'MrAlKing'
    MrAlKing:

    The creation of "106 and Park" put the nails in the coffin of NYC music.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'fletchboy'
    fletchboy:

    I think the Dems are sealing their fate and nailing nails in the coffin of their tenure in majority.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'CrushTheCFR'
    CrushTheCFR:

    They claim they now have the votes to drive the final nails in the coffin of America. That's the coffin that Bush began building.