a fait accompliFORMAL
Meaning: If something is a fait accompli, it is certain to happen.
- We know the judge in this case has been paid off by the defendant, so the verdict is a fait accompli.
- People are acting as if the result of tomorrow's election is a fait accompli, but do you really think it's already decided?
Origin: "Fait accompli" is one of many French words and phrases that have been "borrowed" by English. A direct translation would be "an accomplished fact".
I think we can say it is a fait accompli that
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Contributor: Matt Errey