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living end, the

Slang definitions & phrases for living end, the

living end, the

noun phrase

A person, thing, etc, that is about as much as one can stand; the END, the LIMIT • usually highly complimentary (1950s+ Beat & cool talk)

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living end, the

The utmost in any situation, something quite extraordinary, as in When he threw the stereo out the window—well, that was the living end! or That performance was the living end. [ ; late 1930s ]
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