One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phraseCanadian, NZ, Australian
Utterly defeated or outwitted.
- ‘If Prime Minist er Chretien called a snap election during that period, Mr. Morrison warned, the UA could be ‘done like dinner.’’
- ‘We shouldn't be going to court to get done like a dinner,’ she said.’
- ‘No authority up front, line-outs a continuing disaster, done like a dinner at the breakdowns, no energy, no spark, no cohesion, no composure… no bloody team.’
- ‘That was a speech made by the Minister of Justice - maybe for just a few days more - who was done like a dinner on Morning Report this morning by the Leader of the Opposition.’
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