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fait accompli

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfait accomplifait ac‧com‧pli /ˌfeɪt əˈkɒmpli $ -ˌækɑːmˈpliː/ noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 FINISH/COME TO AN ENDsomething that has already happened or been done and cannot be changed
Examples from the Corpus
fait accompliBut the lockout, and the ensuing negotiations, produced a fait accompli that could not be undone.The same was true where schools developed a program and then approached companies with a fait accompli.This constraint would be formidable enough without the second challenge of having assumed office presented with a fait accompli.With the support of school nurses she presented the public with a fait accompli.
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