Definition of well done in English:

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1Carried out successfully or satisfactorily: the decoration was very well done the satisfaction of a job well done
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  • Do readers really care how we got the story, or will they be satisfied with a well-done piece itself?
  • This film is, hands-down, one of the most successful examples of well-done visual effects in cinema ever.
  • Last Sunday I watched an exceptionally well-done TV documentary featuring the plight of school-age children of migrant workers.
2(Of meat) thoroughly cooked: well-done rump steaks
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  • We used to be able to eat our meat without it being well-done and cooked to a certain internal temperature.
  • Now she sat in a small, rather dirty tavern, pretending the meat in front of her was a well-done steak.
  • I asked for a well-done steak and it turned up just as I ordered, well presented, along with one of those little salad bowls that arrives drowned in thousand island dressing, regrettably too sweet and too much.


Used to express congratulations or approval: Well done—you’ve worked very hard!
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  • This was an excellent result for their first outing so congratulations and well done.
  • Congratulations and well done to all who helped to make the evening such a success.
  • Congratulations and well done to all and best of luck to them for the coming year.
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