signed and sealed


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signed and sealed

1. having official approval We won't get paid until the contract is signed and sealed.
Usage notes: usually refers to an agreement or contract
2. completed or made final He'll make a decision next week, but until then the matter isn't signed and sealed.
Etymology: based on a literal meaning of sign and seal (to put your signature and an official mark on a document that shows it is legal)
See also: and, seal, signed