be all over bar the shouting

be all over bar the shouting

To be inevitable at this point, as of an outcome. (Said especially of sporting events.) Primarily heard in UK, Australia. With that last goal, it's all over bar the shouting at this point.
See also: all, bar, over, shout

be all over ˌbar the ˈshouting

(of a performance, contest, etc.) be finished or decided, with only the audience’s reaction or the official announcement to follow: Now that the first few election results have been declared, it’s really all over bar the shouting.
Bar in these two expressions is a preposition meaning ‘apart from’.
See also: all, bar, over, shout
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The Germans play Lithuania on Saturday and if they win that game Hamann reckons it will be all over bar the shouting.