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“done for” in British English

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done for

to be about to die or suffer very much because of a serious difficulty or danger:

We all thought we were done for when the boat started to sink.

informal very tired:

I'm really done for - I'm going to bed.

(Definition of “done for” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“done for” in American English

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done foradjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈdʌn ˌfɔr/

about to die or suffer greatly because of a serious difficulty or danger:

We thought we were done for when we smelled smoke and the lights went out.

(Definition of “done for” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)