(one's) fate is sealed

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(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. We're down by three goals with 11 seconds left in the game—pretty sure our fate is sealed. She doesn't have any heart or brain activity? Does that mean her 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The hobo agrees, and John Christopher believes his fate is sealed. Many years later, he stumbles across his daughters dancing in the snow at Howard University in Washington, D.C.: