death knell

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death knell

, bell
a bell rung to announce a death
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A strike now will be the death bell for postal services as we know it.
To me, that argument is a death bell to the product.
With the work force getting younger, does this age divide mean that IM, along with other real-time collaboration tools such as voice and video over IP, toll the death bell for e-mail?
On hearing of Woolmer's death Bell said: "I grew up watching the most successful Warwickshire side coached by Bob.
The cheap products helped the impoverished Indonesian consumers but rang a death bell for local industries, observers said.