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abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months.
See also: abide, by, decision

arrive at a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally arrived at a decision. Have the doctors arrived at a decision yet?
See also: arrive, decision

automated decision support

Software that aids decision-making, as via algorithms. Management thinks this new automated decision support will save us a lot of time, but I'm skeptical.
See also: decision, support

eleventh-hour decision

A decision made at the last possible moment or opportunity. I was shocked that they reached an eleventh-hour decision after weeks of squabbling.
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landmark decision

A legal decision that sets a precedent for how similar cases are to be resolved in the future. Review that landmark decision—it should help us to build our case.
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make a decision

To decide; to choose something. What do you want for dinner? I need you to make a decision so that I can start cooking.
See also: decision, make

reach a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally reached a decision. Have the doctors reached a decision yet?
See also: decision, reach

snap decision

A decision made hastily, recklessly, or without careful consideration. The company enjoyed huge success in the '90s, but a series of snap decisions backfired on them, leading them to the brink of bankruptcy. The officer made the snap decision to take the unresponsive child into his patrol car and rush her to the hospital himself.
See also: decision, snap

split decision

In combat sports, especially boxing, a decision of who won the match that was not reached unanimously. The boxing match ended in a split decision, with one of the judges scoring the newcomer as the winner.
See also: decision, split
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

arrive at a decision

 and reach a decision
to make a decision; decide. Have you arrived at a decision yet? We will reach a decision tomorrow.
See also: arrive, decision

eleventh-hour decision

Fig. a decision made very late in a process, or at the last possible moment. Eleventh-hour decisions are seldom satisfactory. The president's eleventh-hour decision was made in a great hurry, but it turned out to be correct.
See also: decision
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Define the objective(s) of the decision and the criteria that define the objectives.
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Rehnquist, the late chief justice, launched a vicious attack on the decision in his 1985 dissent in a school prayer case.
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