Definition of a foregone conclusion in English:

a foregone conclusion

phrase

  • A result that can be predicted with certainty:

    ‘the result of her trial was a foregone conclusion’
    • ‘It is an election devoid of drama and excitement as the result seems a foregone conclusion.’
    • ‘Although the votes are still being counted the results are a foregone conclusion.’
    • ‘There was still 23 minutes left but the result was a foregone conclusion.’
    • ‘To stay up any later would have been pointless, the results almost a foregone conclusion.’
    • ‘They knew pretty early on the result was a foregone conclusion, Labour were too far ahead to be caught.’
    • ‘The result gave the lie to cynics who suggested the result was a foregone conclusion.’
    • ‘The results in many states are already foregone conclusions.’
    • ‘Sport is never that engaging when the result is a foregone conclusion.’
    • ‘Certain moral decisions and attitudes are foregone conclusions.’
    • ‘Indeed, it appears that the dispatch was a foregone conclusion rather than the result of a detailed survey.’
    certainty, predictable result, predictable outcome, inevitability, matter of course, racing certainty
    sure thing, cert, dead cert
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