the die is cast
Definition of the die is cast
—used to say that a process or course of action has been started and that it cannot be stopped or changed Once we signed the contract, the die was cast, and there was no turning back.
Word by Word Definitions
: to pass from physical life : expire
: to pass out of existence : cease
: sink, languish
: any of various tools or devices for imparting a desired shape, form, or finish to a material or for impressing an object or material: such as
: the larger of a pair of cutting or shaping tools that when moved toward each other produce a desired form in or impress a desired device on an object by pressure or by a blow
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