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be a foregone conclusion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a foregone conclusionbe a foregone conclusionCERTAINLY/DEFINITELYto be certain to happen, even though it has not yet officially happened 🔊 The outcome of the battle was a foregone conclusion. conclusion
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be a foregone conclusionIan's bound to get the job -- it's a foregone conclusion.It seemed like a foregone conclusion that Tiger Woods would win the tournament.But the outcome of the battle was a foregone conclusion.The outcome of the battle was a foregone conclusion.Some commentators and businessmen have suggested that the successful privatization of the National Freight Corporation was a foregone conclusion.The last three elections were all foregone conclusions.For three more years, Masada continued to hold out, but its fall was a foregone conclusion.They never had to plan their shared parenting; it was a foregone conclusion.It is a foregone conclusion that the homosexual laws will not be reformed yet.The result was a foregone conclusion.But none of these is a foregone conclusion.Do not be deterred from exercising your right of appeal by the belief that the outcome will be a foregone conclusion.
be a foregone conclusionbe a foregone conclusionCERTAINLY/DEFINITELYif something is a foregone conclusion, its result is certain, even though it has not happened yet 🔊 The election result was a foregone conclusion. foregone conclusion
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be a foregone conclusionBut the outcome of the battle was a foregone conclusion.Some commentators and businessmen have suggested that the successful privatization of the National Freight Corporation was a foregone conclusion.For three more years, Masada continued to hold out, but its fall was a foregone conclusion.They never had to plan their shared parenting; it was a foregone conclusion.It is a foregone conclusion that the homosexual laws will not be reformed yet.The result was a foregone conclusion.But none of these is a foregone conclusion.Do not be deterred from exercising your right of appeal by the belief that the outcome will be a foregone conclusion.
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