signed, sealed and delivered

signed, sealed, and delivered

Fig. formally and officially signed; [for a formal document to be] executed. Here is the deed to the propertysigned, sealed, and delivered. I can't begin work on this project until I have the contract signed, sealed, and delivered.
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signed, sealed, and delivered

Completed satisfactorily, as in The house is sold-signed, sealed, and delivered. This idiom refers to a legal deed, which to be valid had to be signed by the seller, sealed with a wax seal, and delivered to the new owner. It began to be used more loosely in the first half of the 1900s.
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signed, sealed, and delivered (or signed and sealed)

formally and officially agreed and in effect.
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ˌsigned, ˌsealed and deˈlivered

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ˌsigned and ˈsealed

definite, because all the legal documents have been signed: At the conference they hope to have a treaty signed, sealed and delivered by Tuesday.
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Ensuring that critical business documents and transactions can be electronically signed, sealed and delivered is not only imperative to e-business, it will be demanded by organizations as they become more comfortable with the implications of the E-SIGN legislation," said David Yockelson, SVP and Director, META Group.