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.

Examples of the die is cast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, due to the phenomenon of climate inertia — the massive additional energy that’s been absorbed by the oceans — the die is cast. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 But for most executives, the die is cast on the acronym ESG, and there’s no turning back. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 8 June 2023

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“The die is cast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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