done deal


Definition of done deal

: fait accompli thought the trade was a done deal

Examples of done deal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On June 30, 2019, it was done deal, streaming across tickers at the bottom of screens, being widely reported among NBA outlets. Ira Winderman,, "Winderman: And to think, Heat almost dealt Goran Dragic to Dallas | Commentary," 23 Aug. 2020 Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, businessmen have used Lebanon to skirt sanctions and do deals abroad. The Economist, "Reverse contagion As Lebanon’s economy drowns in debt, Syria’s begins to sink as well," 12 Dec. 2019 Harry began his Wednesday visit by meeting international former Invictus Games competitors before he was shown how to do deals over the phone. Simon Perry,, "Prince Harry Takes to the Trading Floor Phones for Annual Charity Event Honoring 9/11 Victims," 11 Sep. 2019 The transfer window may have closed yesterday but the done deals are still rolling in, as Southampton have announced the signing of FC Augsburg defender Kevin Danso on a season-long loan with an option to buy., "Southampton Complete Signing of Defender Kevin Danso on Season-Long Loan from Augsburg," 9 Aug. 2019 The Bruins, who may not be done dealing before Monday’s trade deadline, are likely to practice Monday before hosting the Flames on Tuesday. Matt Porter,, "Ondrej Kase excited to join the Bruins," 22 Feb. 2020 Skip to main content The Los Angeles Rams aren't done dealing. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "Los Angeles Rams trade CB Aqib Talib to Miami Dolphins," 29 Oct. 2019 But Lorenzen did deal with failure as a reliever last year. Zach Buchanan,, "Michael Lorenzen is taking his rotation shot seriously," 16 Feb. 2018 My public-service announcement reminder: There are no done deals with the James Dolan Knicks until they are actually done. Marc Stein, New York Times, "N.B.A. Trade Season Ensnares the Knicks and Andre Iguodala," 5 Feb. 2020

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of done deal

informal : something that has been done and that cannot be changed

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