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

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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 ​negotiationsfailed, 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)
Translations of “the die is cast”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大局已定,木已成舟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大局已定,木已成舟…
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