Definition of signed, sealed, and delivered (or signed and sealed) in English:

signed, sealed, and delivered (or signed and sealed)


  • Formally and officially agreed and in effect.

    ‘the government doesn't want us to know about their deal until it's all signed, sealed, and delivered’
    • ‘We had hoped it all would be signed, sealed, and delivered by now.’
    • ‘He said: ‘We could have delayed the announcement until all the contracts were signed and sealed, but this is about being open and honest.’’
    • ‘We will fight on and on and only stop once the final contract is signed and sealed.’
    • ‘Now, in this province, not only can you no longer trust a handshake deal, you can't even trust a signed and sealed legal document with all the fine print carefully scrutinized.’
    • ‘Nothing seems to be conclusively signed and sealed; pessimism overwhelms most of the NGOs as well as various justice and peace organisations.’
    • ‘We are currently looking at the demolition tenders and we believe a deal will be signed and sealed within two months.’
    • ‘I know I won't do anything next time until everything is signed and sealed.’
    • ‘I just hope it is not a case of prolonging the agony and I won't believe everything is okay until a deal is signed and sealed and I'm reading it in the paper.’
    • ‘Dolan said: ‘We are hopeful the deal will be completed by the end of today but I do not want to say who it is until everything is signed and sealed.’’
    • ‘There's nothing signed and sealed yet, there's still a lot of rugby to play to make the play-offs.’
    authorized, accredited, approved, validated, authenticated, authentic, certified, endorsed, documented, sanctioned, licensed, formal, recognized, authoritative, accepted, verified, legitimate, legal, lawful, valid, bona fide, proper, true, ex cathedra, signed, sealed, and delivered, signed and sealed
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