Meaning of “the die is cast” in the English Dictionary

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"the die is cast" in British English

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the die is cast

said when a situation is certain to develop in a particular way because decisions have been taken that cannot be changed:

From the moment the negotiations failed, the die was cast and war was inevitable.

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

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