curtains for, be.
Also, it's curtains. Be the end, especially death. For example, If he hadn't worn a bullet-proof vest, it would have been curtains for him, or It's curtains if she doesn't finish on time. This expression is a metaphor for the falling curtain signifying the end of a performance. [Slang; c. 1900]
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What 15 months in a federal correction institution will be like, according to a man who counsels to-be inmates.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
But the current pontiff, for reasons one might fully understand, declined to meet the would-be papal assassin.
The would-be pope killer loves to be in front of the cameras, and the press in Italy is happy to oblige.
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Judy, already tucked inside her mosquito-curtains, was nearly asleep.
Everything showed a rapid flight; even the would-be dinner of the guerrillas was found half cooked.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Large divans of the richest crimson and violet brocades lined the walls, while ample curtains of the same served in lieu of doors.
But, later, he grew afraid of the shadows of window-curtains and the flapping of doors and the creaking of shutters.