done deal


thought the trade was a done deal

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done deal,
U.S. Informal. an accomplished fact; fait accompli: »

The 50 percent raise [for members of Congress] is a done deal (barring miracles) (Sarasota Herald-Tribune).

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noun [singular]
informal : something that has been done and that cannot be changed

It's a done deal.

The sale is far from a done deal. [=it is very possible that it will not happen]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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