A: Has Mary passed the entrance examination to the university?
B: No, her second failure in the exam rang the knell of her wish to be a college student.
A: What will she do then?
B: She wants to find a job first.
ring the knell of
exp. To foreshadow, signal, announce, or proclaim the end or ruin of something. （宣布……的毀滅，宣告…….的毀滅）
e.g. The arrival of large supermarkets rung the knell of the local shop.
e.g. An uproarious applause rang the knell of slavery in this country forever.
1. failure in：……的失敗
e.g. His failure in the exam has knocked all the stuffing out of him.
e.g. His failure in this transaction was due to nothing else than his own carelessness.
e.g. The boss tore his failure in negotiation apart continuously.
2. entrance examination to：……的入學考試
e.g. Li Ming, when he finished his entrance examination to the university, was so tired and sleepy that he fell into bed and slept the clock round.
e.g. You know, we are busy preparing for the entrance examination to college.