Значение идиомы death knell

[death knell] {n.}, {formal} 1. The ringing of a bell at a death or funeral.

The people mourned at the death knell of their friend.

2. {literary} Something which shows a future failure.

Bill’s poor grade on his final examination sounded the death knell of his hope to be a doctor.

His sudden deafness was the death knell of his hope to become President.


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