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The meaning of "elvis has left the building"

" Elvis has left the building "
Meaning:
The primary performer has left. There's no point waiting around.
Example:
Go away. We're closed. It's all over. Nothing to see here. Elvis has left the building. Do I need to go on?
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but more common in the USA than elsewhere.
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