coup de grace


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final blow

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the blow that kills (usually mercifully)

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Yet while this might look like the time for businesses to cast off the shackles that they've been burdened with for the last few years and start to look to make up the ground they've lost in that time, the dangers of the unexpected coup de grace are far from over, and indeed might even be more clear and present.
With his speech, he fired the coup de grace at a regime whose time to go has come," Shiryan added.
NNA - MP Atef Majdalani of the March 14 parliamentarian bloc eulogized Doha agreement when he described the resignation of rival cabinet ministers of the March 8 bloc as a coup de grace to the Doha accord.
The Tarangam is the coup de grace ( as also a trying test of balance) of the classical dance form, where a dancer balances on the rim of a brass plate.
Arsenal succumbed to Messi's 39th of the season when he took on the defence single-handed and, after Almunia had parried one shot, drove the coup de grace through the hapless keeper's legs to make it 4-1 with two minutes to go.
Clegg's late coup de grace means Quins stretch their unbeaten run in the league to four games.
Sadly, this issue is the coup de grace for senior editor Colleen Lee, who left us for new adventures right after we went to press.
All Black legend Doug Howlett applied the coup de grace in the last minute, racing on to a deft kick through from Ronan O'Gara to score under the posts.
Simon Cox equalised for Swindon on the stroke of half-time but Neil Kilkenny restored United's advantage shortly after the restart and Beckford applied the coup de grace late on.
Earthquakes, at most, are the coup de grace of a civilization in terminal decline.
Of course, the advent of antibiotics (first the sulfa drugs and then penicillin) was the coup de grace, at least in the developed world.
Eaton pulled one back for the visitors on the hour ahead of Harrad applying the coup de grace in the 84th minute.
Not only did it strengthen her hand with wobbly NATO allies, but it also helped her isolate Milosevic at home and set the stage for the coup de grace flint followed the Sept.
What if, during the Nazi regime, you had included an article subtitled "The Hitler administration's go-it-alone aggression delivered the coup de grace to the idea of a united Europe"?
This is the salesperson's coup de grace, reaching deep into the parental psyche to tap the wellspring of ever-present residual guilt over not taking the kids to Disney World enough, or to the therapist or dermatologist enough; for never spending enough quality time with them, or not buying them a pony or a new car or private schools.