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Meaning of “the done thing” in the English Dictionary

"the done thing" in British English

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the done thing

mainly UK (US usually the thing to do) what you are ​expected to do in a ​socialsituation: Don't ​forget to ​shakehands - it's the done thing, you ​know.
(Definition of the done thing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the done thing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 礼貌,礼仪,礼节, 规矩…
in Chinese (Traditional) 禮貌,禮儀,禮節, 規矩…
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