coup de grâce
[PLURAL COUPS DE GRÂCE, FRENCH.]
a death blow, especially one delivered mercifully to end suffering.
any finishing or decisive stroke.
A coup de grâce (/ˌkuː də ˈɡrɑːs/; French ku də ɡʁɑs] for "blow of mercy")
is a death blow to end the suffering of a severely wou...
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an action or event that finally ends or destroys something that has been getting
weaker or worse. : a hit or shot that kills a person or animal that is suffering.
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Coup de grace definition, a death blow, especially one delivered mercifully to
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Borrowing from French coup de grâce (“finishing blow”). Originally referring to a
merciful stroke putting a fatally wounded person out of misery or to the shot ...
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coup de grace. This phrase means "blow of mercy" in french, and is used to
describe the deathblow intended to end the suffering of a mortally wounded
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In English, a coup de grace is a strong finishing stroke or a decisive way of
ending something. The loan phrase from French is useful in all sorts of contexts.
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