it ain't over until/till the fat lady sings

Definition of it ain't over until/till the fat lady sings

US, informal

  1. —used to say that the final result of something (such as a sports contest) has not yet been decided and could still change We're losing, but remember: it ain't over till the fat lady sings.

Word by Word Definitions

ain'tplay
  1. :  am not :  are not :  is not

    :  have not :  has not

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

untilplay
  1. :  to

    : used as a function word to indicate continuance (as of an action or condition) to a specified time

    :  before

  1. :  up to the time that :  up to such time as

tillplay
  1. :  to

    :  until

  1. :  until

  1. :  to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops :  cultivate

  1. :  a box, drawer, or tray in a receptacle (such as a cabinet or chest) used especially for valuables

    :  a money drawer in a store or bank

    :  cash register

  1. :  unstratified glacial drift consisting of clay, sand, gravel, and boulders intermingled

  1. :  notable for having an unusual amount of fat:

    :  plump

    :  obese

  1. :  to make fat :  fatten

  1. :  animal tissue consisting chiefly of cells distended with greasy or oily matter

    :  oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of adipose tissue and often abundant in seeds

    :  any of various compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that are glycerides of fatty acids, are the chief constituents of plant and animal fat, are a major class of energy-rich food, and are soluble in organic solvents but not in water

ladyplay
  1. :  a woman having proprietary rights or authority especially as a feudal superior

    :  a woman receiving the homage or devotion of a knight or lover

    :  virgin mary

singplay sings
  1. :  to produce musical tones by means of the voice

    :  to utter words in musical tones and with musical inflections and modulations

    :  to deliver songs as a trained or professional singer

  1. :  a session of group singing


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