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Part of the phrase, "the last nail in the coffin" or "another nail in the coffin". Equivalent to "the last straw". A very old phrase.
He cheated on her again? That's got be the last nail in the coffin.

The 9/11 attacks were another nail in the Ansett coffin; it was now inevitable that the airline would collapse.
by Fenn July 11, 2006
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A song dedicated to Ray "Benzino" Scott for his truly gay rapping and truly gay magazine. Eminem pwns Benzino in the disses.
It is time to put the nail in the coffin on Gay Benzino.
by tdogg August 19, 2003
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something that hasten's death or defeat
As far as re-election goes Bush will probably put another nail in the coffin during the course of the next few months.
by Light Joker August 28, 2007
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something that bring one closer to a seemingly unavoidable negative outcome such as death or defeat
Is this the final nail in the coffin for the coalition.
by The Return of Light Joker August 16, 2009
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