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Definition of done deal

: fait accompli thought the trade was a done deal

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The president is broadly disliked in Europe, and in the countries with which the EU has done deals. The Economist, "Why Europe should take the lead on trade," 12 Sep. 2019 In the end the movie tilts a little more than Get Out (which did deal in possession and soul-horror, albeit without an explicitly satanic element) toward splatter and absurdity, a little less toward metaphysical dread. Ross Douthat, National Review, "Horror-Comedy Ready or Not Plays on Primal Human Fears," 12 Sep. 2019 The National Weather Service, which does deal with raindrops, and which marshals enormous computing power and truly big data, has an ordinary forecasting horizon of seven to 10 days. James Grant, WSJ, "The Fed Could Use a Golden Rule," 11 July 2019 In fact, sources say that all four PROs at some point have done deals that do contain a non-recoupable component. Ed Christman, Billboard, "As Competition Heats Up, Performance Rights Organizations Respond To Market Changes," 1 July 2019 While Merlin helps labels and distributors expand their global footprint, the organization's U.S. GM Jim Mahoney says Merlin doesn't do deals with all the digital services. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Indie Sector Solidifies Ranks at 10th Annual A2IM Indie Week Conference," 19 June 2019 There is reason to believe the Pelicans are not done dealing. Andrew Lopez,, "Anthony Davis traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for 3 players, multiple picks," 15 June 2019 At stake is the government’s single-seat majority in the House of Representatives and Morrison’s ability to retain power without doing deals with independent lawmakers. Rod Mcguirk, The Seattle Times, "Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem," 16 Oct. 2018 Trade deadline roundtable: What do deals mean for LeBron's future with the Cavs? Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker named to All-Star team as Kristaps Porzingis replacement," 8 Feb. 2018

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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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