so much for
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- (idiomatic) An expression of dismissiveness, disappointment, disregard, or resignation; something said upon rejecting, giving up on, quitting, or disposing of something.
- For years, Volkswagen cars were designed to cheat on emissions tests. So much for "German engineering".
- Well, I guess it'll never work. So much for that idea.
an expression of dismissiveness or resignation