That’s all she wrote!

This week’s Idiom was “That’s all she wrote!” Here is some reading pratice I found on the internet and the history of the phrase.

Reading Pratice

So, we came into the office this morning, turned on the computer, took a sip of coffee, discovered it was too hot, spit it out all over the keyboard, watched the computer melt down, and, well, that’s all she wrote.


It is believed that the phrase may have originated during World War II. Soldiers who received letters from their wives and girlfriends announcing “an end to the relationship” probably used the saying as a kind of punch line to emphasize the coldness with which they’d been dumped.

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