done deal


: fait accompli
thought the trade was a done deal

Examples of done deal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in both Sweden and Finland, center-right parties have recently done deals with extreme-right nationalist leaders so as to be able to form governments. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 July 2023 July 19, 2023 Marinades are typically a one and done deal. Nina Moskowitz, Bon Appétit, 19 July 2023 Detroit kid, Michigan State, Tom Izzo, Final Four banners in the rafters … done deal. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2023 Dominating Growth Marketing Growth marketing strategies aren’t a one-and-done deal. John Hall, Forbes, 18 Dec. 2022 Furthermore, consumer research and competitor analyses are not a one-and-done deal. Alana Sandel, Forbes, 30 June 2022 As most homeowners know, buying a home is not a one-and-done deal; there are many factors to consider beyond the house itself. James Freeze, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 For Steven Spielberg, movie musicals are a one-and-done deal. Nicholas Rice,, 21 Mar. 2022 The Heisman race went from wide open to done deal as Young helped Alabama pass yet another milestone with the greatest season ever for Tide quarterback. Ralph D. Russo, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of done deal was in 1979

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“Done deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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