not...any longer

not...any longer
not...any more/longer/ phrase
used for saying that a situation has ended or someone has stopped doing something

She couldn’t wait any longer.

The Campbells don’t live here any more.

Usage note
Any more is sometimes written as one word anymore .
Thesaurus: finished and completedsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym
Main entry: any

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