fate is sealed

someone's fate is sealed

Fig. the destiny of somene has been determined. When the driver finally saw that the bridge was out, he knew his fate was sealed.
See also: fate, seal
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Your religion might prevail and in this part of the world you may well believe your fate is sealed by your Creator, but mine is not - like many others that make up Bahrain as a nation.
Once he ``stinks of blood,'' though, his fate is sealed.
If Laura's fate is sealed, so is Malcolm's sealed, as he is ultimately "saved" by the model of progress in the Autobiography that is so much a part of the American historical record.
Lazarus is free, while in the same moment Jesus' fate is sealed.
But Tingle's unfair disdain for her carefully constructed history project jeopardizes that; when the evil teacher discovers inaccurate but damning evidence that Leigh Ann might be cheating, the girl's future fate is sealed.
The hobo agrees, and John Christopher believes his fate is sealed.