the damage is done

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the damage is done

It is too late to prevent or undo some harm that has occurred. A: "Can't we just change the policy that caused so much upset?" B: "Doing so won't change what happened to those employees. The damage is done." I called 911 because I suspected my father was having a stroke, but by the time the ambulance arrived, the damage had been done.
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