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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 .Finished and over
(Definition of be (all) over bar the shouting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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