done and dusted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1953, UK,[1] with "dusted" alliterative and expressing "finishing touches". Compare home and hosed.

Adjective[edit]

done and dusted (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, idiomatic, of a task) Completed thoroughly and satisfactorily.
    • 1953, Brit. Bee Jrnl. 15 Oct. 669/1:[1]
      All to be done and dusted before the National Honey Show. After this the grand clear up.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “done and dusted” in John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors, The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-19-861186-8.

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