as good as done


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as good as done

Finished in every practical or functional sense; almost completely done. This project is as good as done, so I'm going home for the night.
See also: done, good
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*good as done

the same as being done; almost done. (*Also: as ∼. Many different words can replace done in this phrase, according to context: cooked, dead, finished, painted, typed, etc.) This job is as good as done. It'll just take another second. Yes, sir, if you hire me to paint your house, it's as good as painted. When I hand my secretary a package to be shipped, I know that it's as good as delivered right then and there.
See also: done, good
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

good as done, as

Virtually finished or accomplished, as in Your printing job is as good as done. This idiom was first recorded in 1530.
See also: good
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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