A nail in somebody’s/something’s coffin

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a nail in somebody’s/something’s coffin: something that makes the end or failure of an organization, somebody’s plans, etc. more likely to happen. Often used with “for” or “of”.
eg. This latest defeat is another nail in the government’s coffin.
最近的失利是对政府的致命一击。

A fine would be the final nail in the coffin of the airline.
罚款将会是对这家航空公司的最后致命一击。

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