Talk:done and done

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I don't think this is idomatic. It has one cite already. Most bgc hits are for collocations like "done and done right/soon/quickly/now", which is not in the definition given. DCDuring TALK 16:33, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Definition looks correct to me. It's really just repetition used for emphasis, but it's not like you can use any word that way (finished and finished; corrected and corrected). Move to RFD if attested, which to be honest, I'm 99% sure it will be. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:45, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
I look forward to seeing the cites. DCDuring TALK 19:01, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
Cited. Equinox 22:36, 15 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Good and fast. Could this be UK? I had never heard of it on this side. DCDuring TALK 01:07, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I don't know. I thought it was more of an American thing. Equinox 03:21, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I know it from over here (USA). It's SOP IMO.​—msh210 (talk) 05:01, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
As a construction, "[Adj] and [Adj]" is certainly trivially transparent. I wonder though how many words can fit in the Adj slot. Hmmm. Seems like a job for COCA. DCDuring TALK 16:09, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
No joy. COCA doesn't support the forced repetition that is essential to this. BTW, there is the common construction exemplified by "higher and higher" and the less general construction using adverbs "on and on", "out and out", "over and over". DCDuring TALK 16:28, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Also through and through, again and again. DCDuring TALK 16:44, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
RFV passed. Equinox 01:07, 9 July 2011 (UTC)