goodnight Vienna

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Etymology[edit]

From the name of a 1932 operetta.[1]

Phrase[edit]

goodnight Vienna

  1. (British slang) Events have reached a state of completion; nothing more can be done.
    If the ship takes on any more water, it’ll be goodnight Vienna for us all.
    So I met the girl, we had a few drinks. Back to her place, and Good Night, Vienna.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A Dictionary of Catch Phrases American and British. Accessed 25 Mar 2011.