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What is the meaning of 'final nail in the coffin'? -

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Asked by jaya, 29 Jan 03:56 pm
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A coffin as you know is something that people are buried in. In the old days, the lid had to be nailed in. The act of hammering in the final nail, signified that the body inside the coffin was ready to be buried. Therefore, when you say that something was the final nail in the coffin, what you mean is that it is the end of something. It could be an event that causes harm or helps bring about the downfall of something or someone.
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 29 Jan 04:04 pm

 
  
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The references give several versions. It means the last step to total failure for something already failing. It may come from the idea that if you were being buried, but still alive, if you awoke, a nail in the coffin would prevent you from getting out. or it may be from the fact that coffin lids were nailed as the last step.',

It can be used for something good, but final. For example if you were working a jigsaw puzzle and had the last piece, you could say put that nail in the coffin, meaning add the last puzzle piece.

It is most used for bad things happening, however.
Answered by Mickey, 29 Jan 08:53 pm

 
  
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Ur chapter is closed
Answered by ijaz, 29 Jan 04:00 pm

 
  
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Hammer the Last Nail !! : ))
Answered by Raj, 29 Jan 03:59 pm

 
  
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Taboot mai aakhiri keel
Answered by gulab khan, 29 Jan 03:58 pm

 
  
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Before burying the coffin the cover plate will be nailed allaround- -It means that is the end before putting anything to rest !!
Answered by RANGBARSE, 29 Jan 03:58 pm

 
  
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Means ' No way back'
Answered by clifton dsouza, 29 Jan 03:57 pm

 
  
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Mean " Add me as a friend"
Answered by shrikant dubey, 29 Jan 04:03 pm

 
  
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Ur chapter is closed Means ' No way back'
Answered by pichku tube, 30 Mar 11:57 am

 
  
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The last route of escape is sealed
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 08 Feb 04:13 pm

 
  
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