Final-nail-in-the-coffin definition

(idiomatic) Something that is ultimately responsible for a previously prospective demise or failure.

The Slurpie Shack franchise was already considering filing for bankruptcy after five years of poor profits, but a fire that destroyed the flagship restaurant was the final nail in the coffin.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of final-nail-in-the-coffin - last nail in the coffin

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Noun

Singular:
final-nail-in-the-coffin
Plural:
final-nails-in-the-coffin