stick a fork in something

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the cooking practice of sticking a fork in meat in order to determine whether it is cooked.

Phrase[edit]

stick a fork in (something)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) Used to indicate that something or someone is finished, or, in a broader sense, defeated or ruined.
    I'd play the last level with you, but I'm out of lives. Stick a fork in me!