Meaning of “the damage is done” in the English Dictionary

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"the damage is done" in British English

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the damage is done

said to mean that it is too late to improve a bad situation:

I didn't even know I'd offended her until Colin told me and then it was too late - the damage was done.

(Definition of “the damage is done” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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