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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 it's done and dusted now, and I think everyone is just trying to get on with snooker and get the sport going again.’
    • ‘You can do it until you are 25, but I just wanted to get it done and dusted.’
    • ‘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.’
    completed, finished, prepared, organized, done, arranged, fixed, in readiness
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