That's all she wrote!

Posted by E. on December 04, 1999

In Reply to: That's all she wrote! posted by Kraut on December 04, 1999

: The meaning is clear, but I've looked many of my books about phrase origins, and can't find a reference.

I remember this being discussed before. I think what was said was: "That's all she wrote!" was said after a soldier finished reading a "Dear John" kiss-off letter from his girlfriend. So the term came to mean, "It's over."