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all over but the shouting

The outcome is a certainty, as in When Jim hit the ball over the fence, it was all over but the shouting. The term's first use in print, in 1842, was by Welsh sportswriter Charles James Apperley, but some authorities believe it originated even earlier in the United States for a close political race. Today it is applied to any contest. A common British version is all over bar the shouting.
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But the game was all over bar the shouting when Town eased up to 198-5, opener Steve Chapman hitting 13 boundaries in a solid 87 and ready to deliver the final fatal blow.
And to think that the game appeared all over bar the shouting when the 23-yearold walked to the crease with his side 111-5 in the 29th over.
Wright mistimed a pull also off Shahnawaz, and with Mott castling both Simon and Lockwood, and Dickinson smartly run out by Latif, it looked all over bar the shouting.
Richard Grant and Mike Powell added 59 in seven overs, but once they both went for 38 in consecutive overs, it was all over bar the shouting.
It was all over bar the shouting when Harris completed his second five-wicket haul by grabbing two wickets in the space of five balls.
It was all over bar the shouting as Pakistan were skittled out for just 132 in 25 overs.