“C’est la fin des haricots.”

It’s the end of the beans – (‘It’s a catastrophe, a disaster’).

When supplies started to run low in 19th-century boarding schools, the kids had to eat the only thing left: beans. When there were no more beans, starvation loomed, hence the current meaning.

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