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English definition of “the die is cast”

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the die is cast

said when a situation is certain to develop in a particular way because decisions have been taken that cannot be changed: From the moment the negotiations failed, the die was cast and war was inevitable.
Translations of “the die is cast”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大局已定,木已成舟…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大局已定,木已成舟…
(Definition of the die is cast from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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