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"done for" in British English

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done for

to be about to ​die or ​suffer very much because of a ​seriousdifficulty or ​danger: We all ​thought we were done for when the ​boatstarted to ​sink. informal very ​tired: I'm really done for - I'm going to ​bed.
(Definition of done for from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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done foradjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdʌn ˌfɔr/
about to ​die or ​suffergreatly because of a ​seriousdifficulty or ​danger: We ​thought we were done for when we ​smelledsmoke and the ​lights went out.
(Definition of done for from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “done for”
in Chinese (Simplified) 即将送命, 即将受难, 非常疲劳的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 即將送命, 即將受難, 非常疲勞的…
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