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  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.”

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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.
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