Definition of be done and dusted in English:

be done and dusted


  • (of a project) be completely finished or ready.

    • ‘Well, no matter that the original coursework is done and dusted, this is still a thread for talking about the film and its influences, and I hope my post above wasn't entirely redundant.’
    • ‘This late flurry of activity means that I'll just have some loose ends to tie up on Monday, and that's my little project done and dusted and almost on schedule.’
    • ‘There has been a variation in the ways people have raised money but we still need the commitment of people, we are not done and dusted yet.’
    • ‘So, wouldn't it be great if you could arrive at the airport at a civilised time, with all the formalities done and dusted, then skip to the front of the check-in queue to have your baggage tagged?’
    • ‘But in the morning, with all done and dusted, and what remained of the spell completely broken, this awful quietness and retreat descended upon the room.’
    • ‘Had it not been for two delightful chips, one a sand wedge into the hole on 14, the other a stone-dead effort from the rough three holes later, the match would have been done and dusted by lunchtime.’
    • ‘You can do it until you are 25, but I just wanted to get it done and dusted.’
    • ‘But it's done and dusted now, and I think everyone is just trying to get on with snooker and get the sport going again.’
    • ‘But, if possible, Downing Street wants to wait until all its flagship legislation on crime and public sector reform is done and dusted before going to war with Peers once again.’
    • ‘All the deliveries were well underway, all the marketing promotions done and dusted, and he was piling into a new battle on a different front - the planning for next summer's onslaught.’
    completed, finished, prepared, organized, done, arranged, fixed, in readiness
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