done deal


Definition of done deal 

: fait accompli thought the trade was a done deal

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Those conditions are set to expire in September, giving Comcast new freedom to run its business or do deals, a situation that displeases regulators and makes them skeptical of any deal that allows Comcast to swell further. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, "Comcast’s Big Bid Shouldn’t Distract From Regulatory Risks," 13 June 2018 Kushner Companies has continued to do deals in 2018. New York Times, "Kushner’s Firm Deepens Ties to Those With Business in Washington," 11 July 2018 These always-accurate projections seemingly were meant to slip through a loophole in the agreement as these reporters weren't technically reporting picks as done deals. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Leaked pick may have cost Bucks on draft night," 22 June 2018 While startups remain its bread and butter, WeWork has also started doing deals with larger companies like Microsoft and Amazon, who house traveling employees or those working far from a traditional office. Trisha Thadani, San Francisco Chronicle, "WeWork signs largest San Francisco lease yet for California Street tower," 27 Mar. 2018 As Southwest deserts begin to sizzle, so do deals in the region. Alison Darosa,, "May travel deals include South Pacific flights," 3 May 2018 Jared Kushner is under scrutiny for possibly doing deals under his government table for his family business. Jeff Darcy,, "State of Kasich: Darcy cartoon," 8 Mar. 2018 Since the invasion, Iraq’s leaders have done deals that guarantee most parties a share of power and its spoils. The Economist, "Fifteen years after America’s invasion, Iraq is doing well," 28 Mar. 2018 The city has a record of helping major players like Ford do deals. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Ford buying Michigan Central Station: What we know and don't know," 21 Mar. 2018

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of done deal was in 1979

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English Language Learners Definition of done deal

: something that has been done and that cannot be changed

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