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foregone conclusionnoun [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 ​electionseems to be a ​foregoneconclusion.
(Definition of foregone conclusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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foregone conclusionnoun [C]

 us   /ˌfɔrˈɡɔn kənˈklu·ʒən, ˌfoʊr-, -ˈɡɑn-/
a ​result that is ​obvious before it ​happens: Democrats so ​outnumber Republicans here that if you are ​nominated as a Democrat, it’s a foregone conclusion you will be ​elected.
(Definition of foregone conclusion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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