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game over

interjection

something has ended unsuccessfully

Examples

You flubbed it. Game over!

noun

something that has ended unsuccessfully

Examples

If we don't make it this time, it's game over.

Word Origin

from the ending text of many arcade and video games

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Examples from the Web for game over
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  • They were talking the game over in their room—Phil, Sid and Tom.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • The game over, Early Ann went in for soup bowls and table-spoons.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • We play the game over again: we wonder how it was possible for us to fail.

    Table-Talk William Hazlitt
  • Of course, if they thought to look hard at my Xbox, it was game over.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • That game over there was tough on all the kids, you most of all, of course.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
Slang definitions & phrases for game over

game over

interjection

Something has ended unsuccessfully: Our relationship? Game over

[fr the ending text of many video games]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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