English version

the done thing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe done thingthe done thingBritish English old-fashioned informalRULE/REGULATION the way of behaving or doing something that is socially acceptable It is not the done thing for teachers to hit children. thing
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the done thingIt being, of course, not the done thing to drop your trousers in public.For the great majority, the industrial co-operative is just not the done thing.I suppose it was not the done thing for a book of Rambles.
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