One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a situation so bad that it is impossible to get out.‘if the guard sees us, we're done for’
ruined, finished, destroyed, broken, wrecked, undone, doomed, lost, defeated, beaten, foiled, frustrated, thwartedView synonyms
- ‘At the end of the fifth book about the schoolboy spy, we thought our young hero was done for.’
- ‘We thought it was done for but then after much jumping up and down and sand throwing we unbeached it.’
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