Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

done and dusted

done and dusted
Meaning(s)
1) complete and finished
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • the meeting was done and dusted very quickly
  • Analysis

    The idiomatic expression, 'done and dusted' means that something is complete and finished or something was successful. This is a popular idiom used more often in Britain and Ireland.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Forget about the argument we had; it's all done and dusted now. Let's just move on.
    2. I cleaned up everything after dinner, it's all done and dusted, you can relax.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The meeting to discuss the trade partnership was all done and dusted within 20 minutes. It seems that both sides were really keen to come to an agreement.
    2. The deal isn't done and dusted yet but we did make a lot of progress in the meeting today.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. If you wanted to raise an objection about the deal then you've missed the boat because it is done and dusted. There's no going back now.
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