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history

Meaning: be doomed, be sure to fail

For example:

  • Gerry says the company he works for is history because of falling sales, so he's going to quit before it goes out of business.

  • This government is history. It can't possibly survive the no-confidence debate in parliament.

Quick Quiz:

Some people think the sport of cycling is history because of drug use among its athletes. They think that cycling will
  1. be written about in history books
  2. become even more popular in future
  3. no longer exist as a professional sport

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