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English definition of “be (all) over bar the shouting”

be (all) over bar the shouting

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If an activity is all over bar the shouting, the result of it is known, but it has not been officially finished or announced, so people can still say that a different result is possible: With practically all the results declared, the Nationalist Party has 68 percent of the vote, so it's all over bar the shouting.
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