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bitter end

bitter end

 
pronunciation:
bI tr end
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the end or conclusion of an unpleasant process, situation, or activity (usu. prec. by the).
She needed her diploma so she worked hard until the bitter end.
similar words:
catastrophe
definition 2: death (usu. prec. by the).
He held a grudge against his brother even to the bitter end.