it's all over bar the shouting

it's all over bar the shouting

The outcome of something is inevitable at this point. (Said especially of sporting events.) Primarily heard in UK, Australia. With that last goal, it's all over bar the shouting at this point.
See also: all, bar, over, shout

all over bar the shouting

(of a contest) almost finished and therefore virtually decided. informal
See also: all, bar, over, shout
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IT'S all over bar the shouting according to the bookmakers, and there is sure to be plenty of shouting if the twins are indeed crowned Big Brother winners on Friday night, writes Steve Palmer.
Now it's all over Bar the Shouting, but a certain local folk-roots group were hard hit by last month's cloudbursts.
IT'S all over bar the shouting in the Coral pounds 1000 bets contest.
WELL, it's all over bar the shouting about who's turn it is to eat the last turkey sandwich.