case closed


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case closed

1. Said after a given question, debate, or mystery has been solved or answered. So you see, it was the dog who ate the blueberry pie, not me. Case closed!
2. The aforementioned decision, outcome, resolution, or situation is final, with no ambiguity or room for variation or amendment. The only way we'll be able to keep the company open is to undertake a 30% reduction in staff, case closed. My wife had an affair and our marriage is over. Case closed.
See also: case, closed
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Lane cannot seriously contend that the discussion of him in Case Closed is not newsworthy," Lamberth wrote.
Lane and the other conspiracy theorists are featured in the advertisement, in part, because Case Closed dissects their theories in painstaking detail," the judge wrote, adding he found "no justification for categorizing the Random House advertisement as commercial speech, nor for diminishing the constitutional safeguards to which it is properly entitled.
9-year-old Ray Billbrough of Saline, Michigan, a great Tigers fan and researcher, case closed.
At a press conference, Douglas County Assistant District Attorney Bill Marshall told reporters that the jurors had "made a determination that Shirtcliff was justified in using deadly physical force," and that his office considered the case closed.
As the title bluntly tells us, Gerald Posner's book, Case Closed, is very much in line with this consensus.
Allegations were made against the Derry man by a number of Ballymena players - but the IFA ruled the case closed due to "insufficient evidence".
As the Crown case closed, defence QC Orlando Pownall opened his with an application for the trial to be stopped.
And when he got the assurance that he was going to get a fair shake from Cortez, it was case closed.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marilyn Hoffman has previously denied Steinberg's request to keep filings in the case closed and is set to hear arguments Friday about Steinberg's request to compel former employees to give depositions to his lawyers and on July 26 on his request to block Dunn from representing the athletes until the case is resolved.