An agreement that has been finalized: although a few details still had to be worked out, the settlement was a done deal
More example sentences
- We are assuming it's a done deal, in the way they're talking and presenting their plans.
- Even now, when the cat is out of the bag, they still want to brush aside reasoned argument and hide the project from public scrutiny until it's a done deal.
- Also we were told that it was a done deal, although it was only a plan at that stage and consultation was to take place.
Definition of a done deal in:
- The US English dictionary