Phrase from Mad Max and its sequels. Refered to the Thunderdome. Two combatants would enter the dome and only one would leave alive. They would try to kill each other. See Darwinism.

Has come to mean, that this showdown is the last and for all the marbles.

Drawing from its origin in the third Mad Max feature (made even more atrocious by its casting of Tina Turner in a supporting role), this phrase has taken on an entirely unintended meaning at parties, often used to express to an unwanted person that nobody loves them and that they should immediately pursue at least one of the following two actions:

An additional note to those hosting said parties: it is often helpful to ask that those steps be taken in reverse order, as blood stains are a bitch to get out of the carpet.

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