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How do you use "Final nail in the Coffin" in sentences ? " Something that is ultimately responsible for a previously prospective demise or failure ". Can we use This Idiom for a person ? Like if I write "His feckless decisions made our company bankrupt. In fact he is the final nail in the coffin ". Plz share some other sentences Thanks
Oct 14, 2016 10:52 AM
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Yes, that works for me, but you should use "was" rather than "is". You are talking about something that has happened, not something that is happening. However, feckless is not a word that I have used that often. I would probably use a more popular synonym such as: His irresponsible behavior / lack of planning / ineffectiveness / reckless decisions/ , made our company bankrupt. It was the final nail in the coffin. Another synomym for final nail in the coffin is: It was the straw that broke the camel's back! Rather than saying that he was the final nail in the coffin, I would tend to say "It was the final nail in the coffin." Your existing comment works and would also be understood though :-) Best Regards Dave
October 14, 2016
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