a done dealINFORMAL
Meaning: A done deal is an agreement or a decision that is final.
- It's a done deal so we can go ahead and start planning the details.
- No-one knew about it, but the contract has been a done deal since the senator spoke to the minister last month.
Variety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Linda's appointment as head of marketing is a done deal. She
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