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that does it

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That ruins things; that's the last straw

[entry form 1968+, variant 1909+; by 1837 in the form ''Now you have done it'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with that does it

that does it

Also, that does the trick. The last requirement has been fulfilled; that accomplishes it. For example, That does it; we're ready to send in the application now, or That last screw does the trick—it's fully assembled. Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1823) defines do the trick as “accomplish a robbery or other business successfully,” and presumably the it in the first term stands for the trick. [ Early 1800s ]
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