done and done

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌn ˈænd ˈdʌn/
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done and done (not comparable)

  1. A binding agreement, mutually accepted.
    • 1800, Maria Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent
      “‘Done,’ says my master; ‘I’ll lay you a hundred golden guineas to a tester you don’t.’ ‘Done,’ says the gauger; and done and done’s enough between two gentlemen.”
    • 1859, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Virginians
      “I’ll take your bet — there. And so Done and Done.”
    • 1848, James Fenimore Cooper, The Crater
      “Done and done between gentlemen, is enough, sir.”
  2. Done thoroughly and satisfactorily.
    • 1985, Robert Elman, Seasons of the hunter: an anthology, page 133:
      Done and done, he said to himself. And he felt pretty good. The anger and hurt that only a few hours before had been sharp and deep had dulled.
    • 2001, "Bob Dalton", WinACE client offer (on newsgroup
      > Bob, you've done good work setting up and maintaining your site, and if you
      > want to setup[sic] a WinACE page as a service to the empire community, I have no
      > objection. Feel free to link as the email address for

      Done and done! It will be up in a few days and it will have it's[sic] own separate section with screen shots, etc. If you don't like what you see just let me know privately via my email address and I'll fix it.
    • 2007, "CLM in ND", OT: It's over! Done and done! (on newsgroup alt.vacation.las-vegas)