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foregone conclusion

1. An inevitable result. After how poorly the team has played so far this season, it's a foregone conclusion that they won't make it to the championship.
2. A view or belief that one has before receiving all pertinent information. Don't come to any foregone conclusions about the accident, all right? Let me tell you the whole story first.
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foregone conclusion

Cliché a conclusion already reached; an inevitable result. That the company was moving to California was a foregone conclusion. That the mayor will win reelection is a foregone conclusion.
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foregone conclusion, a

1. An outcome regarded as inevitable, as in The victory was a foregone conclusion.
2. A conclusion formed in advance of argument or consideration, as in The jury was warned to consider all of the evidence and not base their decision on a foregone conclusion . This idiom probably was invented by Shakespeare ( Othello, 3:3) but scholars are not agreed as to his precise meaning. [c. 1600]
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a ˌforegone conˈclusion

a result that is certain to happen: It’s a foregone conclusion that Spain will win tonight’s match.
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foregone conclusion, a

A result that is already known and therefore is taken for granted. The term comes from Shakespeare’s Othello (3.3), in which, after hearing Iago’s lie about Cassio talking in his sleep of his love affair with Desdemona, Othello says this “dream” is a “foregone conclusion”—that is, it clearly denotes that his wife has been unfaithful to him with Cassio (as Iago intended him to believe all along). Some four centuries later the term is still around: “But it could be argued that it was a surprise so many Spaniards were prepared to take part in a vote which was a foregone conclusion” (Economist, Feb. 26, 2005).
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Diamond is to face the Treasury select committee on Tuesday, and already some members of the committee have made it clear that they would ask him to forego any bonus for 2010, when he was head of Barclays Plc's investment banking arm.
The decision was made after some ASEAN countries -- especially Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand -- worked hard behind the scenes to persuade Myanmar to forego the chairmanship due to the pressure from the West.
For example, while results of this approach show men's foregone leisure to be very similar in East and West Germany, at 12,215 and 13,556 hours, respectively (over the 20-year period of raising two children through age 16), this study shows that East German fathers forego less leisure than West German fathers because non-fathers in East Germany experience less leisure time than nonfathers in the former West Germany.
If your original return included an election to forego the NOL carryback period, you have until October 31 to revoke that election if you wish instead to use the five-year carryback period.
Unlike the public shareholders, management foregoes the cash and high-yield bond portion of the package and, instead, receives the $24 in value by receiving six stub shares at $4 each.
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Dear Editor, -I read with interest your article about Coun John Hemming claiming that he will forego his salary in the interest of running the city.
This does have the result of requiring some people to forego teaching as a vocation if the public schools cannot accommodate their wish to indicate their religious orientation by what they wear.
(b) Also, if some type of materiality standard was set at the beginning of an examination, would the taxpayer be willing to apply this standard for affirmative issues and/or claims, and thereby forego any issue that fell below the established standard?
And this year, after four season with the Cardinals, he opted to forego a three-year, $3.6 million contract to seek new employment that pays about $18,000 annually.
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