X has left the building - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    used for saying that the show is over
  2. 2
    journalism used for saying that someone has left an organization, stopped an activity etc

    His departure was announced with the words, ‘Shawn Michaels has left the building’.

Word story
The original phrase was ‘Elvis has left the building’, referring to the musician Elvis Presley leaving a radio station at the end of a show in 1956. It was later popularized by the sitcom ‘Frasier’.
See also main entry: building