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beyond recall

Impossible to change, reverse, retrieve, or restore. The union is immovable on the issue, so it looks like a workers' strike is beyond recall now. Your truck's engine is completely shot; I'm afraid it's beyond recall at this point.
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recall someone from something

to call someone back from something or some place. The president recalled our ambassador from the war-torn country. I was recalled from retirement to help out at the office.
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recall someone or something from something

to remember someone or something from some event or some place. I recall someone by that name from my days at the university. Mary recalled the appropriate fact from her history studies.
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recall something to mind

to cause [someone] to remember something. The events of the day recall similar days in the past to mind. This book recalls a similar book published some years ago to mind.
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recall something to someone

to bring something to the mind of someone. Your comments recall another event to me—something that happened years ago. What you just said recalled an old saying to me.
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word (once) spoken is past recalling

Prov. Once you have said something, you cannot undo the result of having said it. Hilary apologized for having called Mark's suit cheap, but Mark was still offended. A word once spoken is past recalling.
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beyond recall

Irreversible, irretrievable, as in We can't repair this screen-it's beyond recall, or It's too late to cancel our plans-they're beyond recall. This idiom employs recall in the sense of revoking or annulling something. [Mid-1600s]
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beyond reˈcall

impossible to bring back to the original state; impossible to remember: When the plans to build the new highway were announced, we knew that the beautiful landscape around our house would soon be damaged beyond recall.
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Recall Masters is a leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications.
Even if your car isn't one that's affected by the Takata recall, there may be other open recalls that pertain to your vehicle or to one that you're thinking about buying or leasing.
Our Q2 Recall Index underscores that even when recall rates remain relatively flat, the challenges of global recall response are still imminent," Mike Rozembajgier, vice president of Stericycle, said in a statement.
People: The recall team needs representatives from each of the business functions that may be impacted by the recall event, including operations, communications, quality assurance, logistics, legal, finance, executive and customer service.
As pharmaceutical and medical device companies realize the increased recall burden they face from legal, regulatory and brand-protection pressures, CMOs can count on quality agreement product recall terms to be increasingly difficult to negotiate.
Several gaps in the medical device recall process limited firms' and the FDA's abilities to ensure that the highest-risk recalls were implemented in an effective way and timely manner," the GAO said in the report.
Product recall insurance--which includes business-interruption coverage related to recalls, plus the cost of the recall and replacement of products and additional costs such as public relations and speciality consulting--has available limits of as much as $200 million and deductibles that range widely, depending on a company's size and what it does, Harrison said.
Analyses of first grade recall protocols revealed a variety of memory preferences.
events, TSO messages, and alerts on threshold conditions, including queue length, batch recalls that have waited too long, and number of recalls from the same user
Sam Singer, Shelley's campaign consultant, dismissed the threat of a recall or impeachment and welcomed hearings.
GAO's analysis of recalls in 2003 showed that about 38 percent and 36 percent of recalled food was ultimately recovered in recalls overseen by USDA and FDA, respectively.
The Columbian reported that the recall news release from CPSC happened to be issued on the same day that Nautilus released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report.
In the April-November period, automakers filed with the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry to recall a total of 3,426,072 vehicles, surpassing the previous record of 3,290,877 units set in fiscal 2001 to March 31, 2002.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has finally prevailed in the effort to force General Electric to amend its recall of GE and Hotpoint Dishwashers built between 1983 and 1989.
Unfortunately, a search broad enough to produce good recall will tend to select too many irrelevant items to be considered precise, and vice versa.