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Difference between Dead end and Living end

dead end

1. an end of a passage, such as a street or pipe, that affords no exit:

  • The passage was a dead end. Ten meters in front of her, a solid stone wall stood, trapping her.

2. a point beyond which no progress can be made:

  • The project turned out to be a dead end. The longer I worked on it the less I was able to actually produce something.

living end, the

1. said of a person or thing that is extremely good or quite extraordinary:

  • We were big fans of their band. We thought it was the living end in those days.

2. said of a person or thing that is very annoying or irritating:

  • The man was really the living end. When his typing was interrupted he threw his hands in the air and sighed loudly.