fate is sealed

(one's) fate is sealed

A particular outcome for one is assured. If the jury comes back with a guilty verdict, then his fate is sealed.
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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.
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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.
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.
The hobo agrees, and John Christopher believes his fate is sealed.