"The story is told"
Translation:Pīpī holo kaʻao
Here is some research. In 'Olelo No'eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication No. 71, copyright 1983, Mary Pukui writes on Page 291, #2658:
Pīpī holo ka'au means "It is sprinkled, the tale has fled." She says "This is used at the end of a tale to indicate that it is finished."
There are literally thousands of poetical sayings in every language. This may be a traditional ending to storytelling in various regions of the Islands. Tammy Baker of the University of Hawaii Manoa says that her family would say this at the end of a tale as a tradition.
I do not know if this is a common expression; I have never heard it before. But if you studied Hawaiian at Kamehameha or UH, maybe you have. Is this a common expression, and if you have heard it before, from what region did you learn it? Mahalo.
[PE] 1 nvt Legend, tale, novel, romance, usually fanciful; fiction; tell a fanciful tale. [PCP t(a, e)kao] 1 ► hoʻokaʻao To tell tales; story telling.
[PE] 1 vi To run, sail, ride, go; to flow, as water; to run, as for political office; to slide, as an avalanche; fleet, fast; double time; landslide; to fare, progress. Cf. holoholo, holo i mua, holo lio, holomoku. Holo nui, to run fast, gallop. Holo ka hana, fast work. Ua holo ka ulu ʻana o ka pēpē, the baby is growing fast. Ka mea e holo ana, whatever goes; however it goes or happens. Pehea ka holo ʻana? How is it going? What fortune? hoʻoholo To sail, run; to cause to run, sail, run free, as a horse; to ride, as a horse; to add water, as to poi; to flush, as a toilet; to drive, as a carriage. Hoʻoholo ʻāwīwī, to speed up, accelerate. Hoʻoholo moa, to slide the moa dart. Hoʻoholo kāmelo, to ride camels. Hoʻoholo i ka wai o ka lua, to flush the toilet. [PPN solo]
[PE] 1 Redup. of pī 1, stingy.
2 Redup. of pī 3; to urinate. [Eng PPN piipii] A īnā e pīpī ʻia ke koko ona ma ke kapa komo When there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment
Pīpī holo kaʻao. Sprinkled, the tale runs [a phrase used at the end of tales].
1 ► hoʻopīpī To cause to sprinkle, urinate.
3 n Female ʻōʻō, a honey eater.