Done deal

Meaning – The phrase ‘Done deal’, refers to an agreement that has been made official and irreversible. Usually, when two people or organisations are negotiating over a contract, a point comes where the terms are agreeable to all the concerned parties, and at this point, they consider the transaction or discussions to be a ‘done deal’ ,as there is no chance of a reversal after this point.

The phrase ‘done deal’ is also used to indicate the completion of a successful negotiation, with the outcome imminent.

One more way of describing the phrase ‘done deal’, is a plan or project that has been completed or arranged and that cannot now be changed.

Example of usage“She was told that the terms of the contract were open for negotiations, but the moment she signed the contract, the whole transaction was a done deal.”