beyond recall


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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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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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Cov scored two tries in injury time to salvage a consolation bonus point, but the game was well beyond recall by then with Cov outplayed in every department.
With United and City gone beyond recall it's basically a race for third place - the only prize for which is the avoidance of a preliminary qualifying round for the Champions League.
Second for the team was Bennys Mist (5-4 favourite), who clambered over the final fence of the BBC Stargazing Live Here 10th January Handicap Chase but was still far beyond recall.
Silent emotions, secreted, stored, now Beyond recall.
Walsh switched left at the last and Lynch went right for the rail, with Big Buck's never in critical danger but only beyond recall in the final 50 yards.
Walsh switched left at the last and Lynch went right for the stands rail, with Big Buck's never in critical danger but only safely beyond recall in the final 50 yards.
One day we got a start in The Gallery of Art, The toilets there were blocked beyond recall.
Each course comes with an examination at the end that calls on the student to go far beyond recall of facts and procedures to demonstrate a real analytical understanding of the material and the ability to use it well.
Both are clever men whose abilities have been wasted by the Government, but who I fear have put themselves beyond recall.
I am sure that many of your readers will also have fond memories of those happy days, sadly long gone beyond recall.
Millions of people inside and outside the regions struck by the recent hurricanes have become more knowledgeable about flood and homeowners insurance--the hard way--and the national debate on severe weather risk in coastal areas has been launched beyond recall.
The thinking he wanted to elicit was beyond recall.
For instance, if he drops any of the Australian top five on nought and the lucky batsman scored a hundred, the profit is gone and the course of the match changed, probably beyond recall.
Jockey Mick Kinane slowly weaved through the pack but, after gamely passing 12 of his rivals, Domedriver was beyond recall.
The Kentucky Derby hopeful trailed the field for the Santa Cantalina Stakes by eight lengths, and although he stayed on, Labamta Babe went beyond recall and won by six-and-a-quarter lengths.