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game over

interjection

something has ended unsuccessfully

Examples

You flubbed it. Game over!

Word Origin

from the ending text of many arcade and video games

game over

noun

something that has ended unsuccessfully

Examples

If we don't make it this time, it's game over.

Usage Note

used with form of "be"

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Slang definitions & phrases for game over

game over

interjection

Something has ended unsuccessfully: Our relationship? Game over

[fr the ending text of many video games]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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