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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 ​officiallyfinished or ​announced, so ​people can still say that a different ​result is ​possible: With ​practically all the ​resultsdeclared, the Nationalist Party has 68 ​percent of the ​vote, so it's all over bar the ​shouting.
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