case closed

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Case closed.

  1. The above is meant as final, not subject to amendation or variation.
    • 2007, Ripple Effect, page 13 [1]:
      [] he would no more tell a grunt in uniform what he was really thinking than he'd drop his pants and wag the weasel at a formal diplomatic function.
      Some things were simply not done by professionals. Full stop. Case closed.
    • 2011, Dominick Ricca, "The Salvation of Satan", in Would You Like to Be White? and Other Stories, Xlibris (self-published), ISBN 9781456863555, page 403 [2]:
      "And I your God say no angel of mine will ever marry a female human being. And that is final!"
      "Positively final?" I asked in a firm, steady voice.
      "Yes! Doubly positively final! Case closed!"
  2. Used other than as an idiom: A case is closed; specifically, a police investigation or similar is resolved.
    • 2009, Brad Thor, The Apostle, Atria, ISBN 1416586741 [3]:
      The bodies of the deceased were removed from the scene to the Suffolk County medical examiner's office in Hauppauge. [] As you can see from the report, Nikki Hale was the only one who was impaired. Case closed.

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