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Related to done for: To take advantage of, coming to a head, up and comer
about to fail, suffer, or die If we have to rely on Warren for a solution, we are done for. With rockets flying overhead and machine guns shooting at us, I thought we were done for.
Usage notes: usually used after the verb be, as in the example
1. Exhausted, worn out, as in This old computer is just about done for. [Colloquial; c. 1800] Also see done in.
2. Doomed to death or destruction, as in Before he went to the hospital it seemed as if he was done for. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
mod. lost; dead; doomed. I’m sorry, this whole scheme is done for.
Doomed to death or destruction.