All she wrote is a saying used to signal the end of a discussion or debate. It is often used to signal that there is nothing left to say and that the discussion is over.
All she wrote can also be used to indicate that a person has essentially reached the end of their life, such as when someone dies suddenly or unexpectedly. This is similar to the phrase “that’s all she wrote,” which is often used after someone dies unexpectedly.
The phrase “all she wrote” can be traced back to the 1920s, where it was first used in print as part of an advertisement for a book called The Big Book of Hollywood Babes. The expression was later popularized by author Damon Runyon, who frequently used it in his works about gangsters and gamblers in New York City during Prohibition.
Last modified: August 9, 2022