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foregone conclusion

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˌfɔː.ɡɒn.kənˈkluːʒən/ us    /ˌfɔːr.ɡɑːn-/
a result that is obvious to everyone even before it happens: The result of the election seems to be a foregone conclusion.Apparent and obviousVisible
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