done and dusted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Originally because writing with a wet ink pen needs to be blotted dry, and the original blotting method was pounce powder.

Adjective[edit]

done and dusted (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic, of a task) Completed thoroughly and satisfactorily.