One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A result that can be predicted with certainty.‘the result of her trial was a foregone conclusion’
certainty, predictable result, predictable outcome, inevitability, matter of course, racing certaintyView synonyms
- ‘It is an election devoid of drama and excitement as the result seems a foregone conclusion.’
- ‘The result gave the lie to cynics who suggested the result was a foregone conclusion.’
- ‘Sport is never that engaging when the result is a foregone conclusion.’
- ‘Although the votes are still being counted the results are a foregone conclusion.’
- ‘Indeed, it appears that the dispatch was a foregone conclusion rather than the result of a detailed survey.’
- ‘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 results in many states are already foregone conclusions.’
- ‘Certain moral decisions and attitudes are foregone conclusions.’
- ‘There was still 23 minutes left but the result was a foregone conclusion.’
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