Idiom - End Before It Begins

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  • fleur.s

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    English-Canada
    In what context is this being used? Usually it suffices to say that alone.
    E.g. Their relationship ended before it really began.
     

    dauphinblue

    Member
    Indonesian
    Hi Fleur! That's exactly the context I want to use. Okay, I know that it may be enough to say it like that. Just wondering if maybe there's a more intriguing way of saying it.
     

    fleur.s

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    English-Canada
    If you were looking for a more dramatic effect:

    Their relationship was doomed from the moment it began.

    If you are trying to say that although they love each other dearly, their relationship can/will never work out, you can say "They are/were star-crossed lovers".
     
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