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done deal

done deal

Date: Jan 18 2007

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“You can’t do that if there’s a possibility this might not work out. You have got to believe that it’s already a done deal.”

Will Smith talking about the struggles of his character in The Pursuit of Happyness.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

reality; sure thing; guaranteed to happen

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

In his latest movie, Will Smith plays a father who has run out of money and ends up living on the street with his young son. In this quote, Will Smith is explaining that the father has to have faith that things will get better, and that he will get the job he has applied for. Will Smith says that to survive that, the father would have to believe that his future success is a done deal, meaning that it is a certainty.

People use the expression done deal to describe something that is final or that is a sure thing.

Say you just broke up with your boyfriend. You can say to your friends: “I told Juan it’s over between us. It’s a done deal.”

When you graduate from college and finally get your diploma, it’s a done deal. You are officially a college graduate.

Say you put in an application to live in an apartment, and you’re waiting to hear whether you got it or not. You should probably keep looking for apartments until you are sure that it’s a done deal.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“We signed the papers and it’s a done deal. We own a house now!”

“When my grandfather saw my grandmother for the first time, it was a done deal. They were married six months later.”

“I think I’ve got the job, but it’s not a done deal yet. They said they would call me tomorrow.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

a thing already done
by kissmejh2002
amado something has happen and finish
by amado
"As is"
by diazbarreiro
ibrass i guess that :"a done deal" means a resolved affairs
by ibrass
something that its result is known
by oceanscent
Marielly that it's already finished?
by Marielly
Kia It means that it's predetermined (destiny) and that you can't change it anymore.
by Kia
unalterable agreement.
by shameeralim
wayne226 something you can not change
by wayne226
It means it has gone over
by t_nanu@rediffmail.com
Karenshine things nothing can change
by Karenshine
Nida786 settled aggrement ............. i understand the theme but difficult to express in words Nida
by Nida786
云淡风轻 something that is decided or finished
by 云淡风轻
Y.Furu an agreement which has been already made and connnot be changed
by Y.Furu
already finished/ already happened
by aki22
Anastasiya It's already finished and it can't be nothing done.
by Anastasiya
Something agreed
by wonkapet
"done deal" means smtn. that is surely possible, that undoubtedly will work, that makes you be certain of the great results in case you do it.
by Olichka
I dare to say that a"dondeal" is something already finished,something you cannot do about nothing,something which already belongs to the past!
by mohammed-fadel
A consummated fact.
by fidiasjose
that it is already accomplished
by chilena12

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surana

surana

Malaysia

confirm or very sure

09:34 AM Nov 14 2007 |

mmahfeli

mmahfeli

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

nothing can be done about it.

10:44 PM Oct 08 2007 |

prissycut

Uganda

some thing sure of

08:50 AM Oct 04 2007 |

sophieisa

sophieisa

China

good

01:14 PM Apr 17 2007 |

nugroho

nugroho

Indonesia

It is five star, it was an accident that I made. It is great and it’s done deal.

08:22 AM Jan 22 2007 |

Gabriel

Gabriel

Egypt

i liked it very much it’s a done deal

08:13 AM Jan 18 2007 |

Everwelwisher

Pakistan

oh Nice Nida!
this time your guess is accorate!
Keep it up
your loving Tahir

05:18 AM Jan 18 2007 |

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