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that's that (1)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase that's that (1)

Meaning

You can say this if a decision or arrangement is final and it won't be changed.

For example

  • "At least listen to what I have to say."
    "Why? I've made up my mind, and that's that. You're wasting your breath."

  • "Is it possible to change the contract?"
    "It's been signed already, so that's that. It can't be changed now."

Quick Quiz

My wife said, "I'm not going, and that's that!" She

a. wishes she could go

b. might change her mind

c. won't change her mind

Contributor: Matt Errey