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final blow

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the blow that kills (usually mercifully)

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Then, in one of the most amazing climaxes you could imagine, Blues surged forward again and this time applied the coup de gras, Wood lunging in to put King's cross past Colin Coosemans into the roof of the net.
The home is not fit-for-purpose", they plead, "closure will be in the best interests of the residents", they wail, "nobody cares about the wellbeing of the residents more than us" they claim, and the greatest insult to all of our intelligence is "the home is not viable" - their coup de gras, delivered mercilessly like the matador's sword.
In fact, one team, realising they were about to win on count back, decided in the final picture round that Seb Sanders was really David Casey, Sam Thomas was capable of doing a great impersonation of Ryan Moore and - the coup de gras - convinced themselves David Graveney was definitely Tony Blackburn, thereby ensuring a home win and keeping mine host happy and the Post's journalist from being lost in Cotswold despair.
A large portion of "Uncharted" involves intense firefights with the bad guys--mercenaries who work together to flank the hero, sometimes sneaking around the sides of a battlefield or providing each other cover fire in order to deliver the coup de gras.
Delivering the coup de gras, they said that opening an account and paying by monthly instalment would be the cheapest option.
It was only in the 58th minute that the home side could relax a little when forward Michael Tasker struck the close range coup de gras.
Its coup de gras goes beyond its looks though, for it can become almost a complete open top.
The coup de gras was the promotional and advertising budgets that big competitors could spend.
The President's 11th hour edict served as a fitting coup de gras to a spectacular weekend benefiting over 140 local non-profit organizations.
As a final coup de gras, the ducks place a net over the fox, and he is lifted and carried far away from the calm little lake and forest by a flock of wild geese.