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. [Colloquial; late 1930s]
What Does Amen Mean At The End Of A Prayer?Weekends are when many Americans gather in their respective houses of worship and repeat the same word: amen. But, what does the word mean? And, why do people say it?
When Does Summer Really End?Summer is the season for basking in the warm sun and rejoicing in the freedom of summer vacation. So when the rest and relaxation is shooed away for cooler days and the start of school, it’s easy to forget that the summer season is far from over. Many consider Labor Day the final hurrah of summer, but we still have a few weeks after that …
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