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Multiple Meanings
coup — as in:  deposed in the coup

A successful coup with no bloodshed.
the sudden overthrow of a government by use of limited force
coup — as in:  a financial coup

We consider it a coup for the University to get the new presidential library.
a brilliant and notable success
coup de grace — as in:  delivered the coup de grace

Mercifully, he delivered the coup de grace.
deathblow

(literally a sword strike that mercifully kills a wounded animal, or metaphorically as the last in a series of things that defeated an opponent, idea, business or other entity.)
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