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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.
(Definition of be (all) over bar the shouting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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