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    #1

    Usage of 'over'

    Husband: Why is there no sugar in the tea?
    Wife: No more sugar left in the house. It's over. Got to get it from the store.


    Can I use over in this sense?

    Customer: Please get me some soup.
    Waiter: I'm afraid it's over.


    Does it's over mean there's none left in the restaurant to serve the customers?


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    #2

    Re: Usage of 'over'

    Sorry - neither of these is ok.


    Wife: No more sugar left in the house. It's finished. I need to buy some more.

    Customer: Please get me some soup.
    Waiter: I'm afraid it's off [the menu]. We have none left..

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    #3

    Re: Usage of 'over'

    Thanks a lot, Anglika!

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