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English definition of “the done thing”

the done thing

mainly UK (US usually the thing to do)
what you are expected to do in a social situation: Don't forget to shake hands - it's the done thing, you know.Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectful
(Definition of the done thing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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