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do so

Used for emphasis to insist that one does, has done, or has something. The phrase typically ends the sentence or is followed by a verb. A: "I don't think you finished your homework." B: "I did so!" A: "Honey, you're fine. You don't have a fever." B: "I do so have a fever! Feel my forehead again!"
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'Take care of it,' said he, 'and don't let it go near the rabbit-warren, for the gamekeeper swears he'll shoot it if he sees it there again: he would have done so to-day, if I had not been in time to stop him.
In an FBI memo on August 30, two days after the march, Sullivan wrote, referring to King, "We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro and national security."
When great technical effort or material invention is engaged in order to create a comic object, it is done so out of necessity, in order to establish the finished product's relationship to its origin in the real.
I think his message should be: "Mexico cannot be governed democratically and effectively without institutional reforms, let's get them done so we can leave the next guy or next woman the proper institutional framework so that he or she can get done what has to be done.