Coup De Gras?

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The French expression coup de gras means 'blow of mercy' in English. It refers to a death blow intended to end the suffering of a wounded creature. The phrase can also refer to the killing of civilians or soldiers, friends or enemies, with or without the consent of the sufferer. It is usually used figuratively to describe the last in a series of events which brings about the end of some entity.
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Coup de gras, or more correctly Coup de grace, is French and means blow of mercy. This term is often used during executions. Coup de grace can also refer to the end of something.
There is coup de grace and coup de gras. It literally means ' a mercy blow' and was used to stop a wounded animal suffering. it came to mean the final blow that finished something off, not always literally. It is used in business as well.
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