(the) die is cast


(the) die is cast
the die is cast phrase
used for saying that an event or decision cannot be changed and will have an important effect on the future
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Main entry: die

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the die is cast idiom
(saying) used to say that an event has happened or a decision has been made that cannot be changed
Main entry:dieidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • the die is cast — 1. An irrevocable step has been taken 2. There is no turning back now • • • Main Entry: ↑die * * * an event has happened or a decision has been made that cannot be changed * * * the die is cast see ↑die, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • The die is cast — may refer to:* The Die is Cast ( DS9 episode), a third season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine * Alea iacta est, translated as the die is cast, what Julius Caesar is reported to have said on January 10, 49 BC as he led his army across the… …   Wikipedia

  • The die is cast — Die Die, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, {Dice} (d[=i]s); in 4 & 5, {Dies} (d[=i]z). [OE. dee, die, F. d[ e], fr. L. datus given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See {Date} a point of time.] 1. A small cube, marked on its faces with spots… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the die is cast — ► the die is cast an event has happened that cannot be changed. Main Entry: ↑die …   English terms dictionary

  • The Die is Cast — ST episode series = Deep Space Nine name = The Die is Cast Garak interrogates Odo. ep num = 67 prod num = 467 date = May 1, 1995 writer = Ronald D. Moore director = David Livingston guest = Andrew J. Robinson as Garak Paul Dooley as Enabran Tain… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) die is cast — a decision is made that cannot be changed. When the first shot was fired, the die was cast and a revolution began. Etymology: based on the idea that after you cast (= throw) a die (= small square block with a number on each side) you cannot… …   New idioms dictionary

  • the die is cast — the issue is determined, the decision has been made, the subject is already decided …   English contemporary dictionary

  • the die is cast — used for saying that an event or decision cannot be changed and will have an important effect on the future …   English dictionary

  • the die is cast — idi the irrevocable decision has been made …   From formal English to slang

  • the die is cast — a decision has been taken that cannot be changed. → be dying for/to do something …   English new terms dictionary


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