not done


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not done

Unacceptable, inappropriate, or incorrect in a particular social situation. You should know better than to wear a skirt like that to a formal dinner. It is simply not done! Attaching a photo to your application may be standard in some countries, but here it's just not done.
See also: done, not

not done

Socially unacceptable, improper, as in Bringing along two friends without asking, that's not done. [First half of 1900s]
See also: done, not
References in classic literature ?
And I repeat," said Barbicane; "who told you that they have not done it?
allow me to propose a remedy, to efface the shame, and to render it as if not done.
New Delhi [India], Feb 1 ( ANI ): Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has delivered some great hits with 'Padmaavat' star Deepika Padukone over the years, has said he is not done with the dimpled beauty as yet.
The better the roads, the more the tourists here, but the reconstruction of the road is not done yet.
Kirsty Rice, 26, from Denton Burn in Newcastle, said: "I've not done it because I don't have Facebook but my boyfriend has done one with makeup on and we have both donated.
Judge Nicholas Jones told Retout, of Ruthin, Denbighshire in north Wales: "You were not acting dishonestly from the outset, but you became dishonest when you later invoiced and obtained money for work you had not done and to which you were not entitled.
In my opinion I have not done that much to win the Nobel Peace Prize," she said.
In addition, 15 influential police officers who were asked to leave their charge have not done it so far.
We might do enough in the last six games to say we should be in there, but at the moment we've not done enough.
He made claims for payment from the Dental Practice Board, but investigations allegedly revealed that, in 2005,eighteen claims used fictitious names and addresses and 14 claims involved genuine patients but for work he had not done.
I talked to others after the session and found I wasn't alone in the shame and guilt I felt--not about what I had done, but about what I had not done.
Lawmakers at a House subcommittee hearing on Thursday said the Federal Aviation Administration has not done enough to address key safety issues.
However, it's not done at the expense of workplace safety.
An environmental impact study was done, but, as Justice Bucaria found, it was not done properly.