nail in the coffin


nail in the coffin
   A nail in someone or something's coffin is a problem or event that is a clear step towards an inevitable failure.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • nail in the coffin — A nail in someone or something s coffin is a problem or event that is a clear step towards an inevitable failure …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • nail in the coffin of — (a) nail in the coffin of (something) an action that will cause something to end. This report on the effects of smoking is another nail in the coffin of the tobacco industry. We thought the firings would put the final nail in the union s coffin,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • nail in the coffin of something — (a) nail in the coffin of (something) an action that will cause something to end. This report on the effects of smoking is another nail in the coffin of the tobacco industry. We thought the firings would put the final nail in the union s coffin,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) nail in the coffin of something — (a) nail in the coffin of (something) an action that will cause something to end. This report on the effects of smoking is another nail in the coffin of the tobacco industry. We thought the firings would put the final nail in the union s coffin,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) nail in the coffin of — (something) an action that will cause something to end. This report on the effects of smoking is another nail in the coffin of the tobacco industry. We thought the firings would put the final nail in the union s coffin, but in fact, the union has …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) nail in the coffin — a nail in the coffin phrase one of a series of events or actions that seriously harm someone or something These job losses are the final nail in the region’s coffin. Thesaurus: people and things that cause worry or problemshyponym small and minor …   Useful english dictionary

  • a nail in the coffin — ► a nail in the coffin an action or event likely to have a detrimental or destructive effect. Main Entry: ↑nail …   English terms dictionary

  • another nail in the coffin — an event which causes the failure of something that had already started to fail. I think that argument was the final nail in the coffin of our friendship. (usually + of) …   New idioms dictionary

  • a nail in the coffin — an action or event regarded as likely to have a detrimental or destructive effect on a situation, enterprise, or person this was going to put the final nail in the coffin of his career …   Useful english dictionary

  • a nail in the coffin — one of a series of events or actions that seriously harm someone or something These job losses are the final nail in the region s coffin …   English dictionary