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Living, just by itself—what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you've got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that's terribly exciting—or he'll come along and nibble your brain.Louis-Ferdinand Celine
- (nautical) that part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor
- Note: To pay out a rope to the bitter end means to pay it all out
- (idiomatic) The end of a long and difficult process.
Some see the idiomatic use as a corruption of the nautical one.
end of process:
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