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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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The 12-1 outsider of the five runners, the threeyear-old stayed-on strongly to win by half-alength from Beyond Recall (6-1).
By the time Walsh made his move, the race had gone beyond recall and he has seven lengths and six to find with Ivanovich Gorbatov and Apple's Jade today.
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He was then denied a clear run after the second last and the race had soon gone beyond recall.
That first visit feels like a lifetime away, especially now that the world I saw then appears to have vanished almost beyond recall.
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.
40) His Honour noted Madgwick J and Spender J observations in Semunigus v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural Affairs (41) that a decision was not beyond recall until it had been sent to the applicant or the Minister.
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 stands rail, with Big Buck's never in critical danger but only safely beyond recall in the final 50 yards.
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.
But the city to which the tenor returns is changed almost 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.