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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New vocabulary : fait accompli

fait ac·com·pli
noun: fait accompli; plural noun: faits accomplis
 
a thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept. An accomplished fact; an action which is completed before those affected by it are in a position to query or reverse it. Something that has already ​happened or been done and cannot be ​changed.

Origin : French phrase which literally means "an accomplished deed". Nearest English equivalent is a "done deal".

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