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Fait accompli

Fait accompli


n. — a fact already achieved; an action that’s already completed and irreversible before affected parties are informed of the decision point; a done deal

fm. French, literally “accomplished fact”

first published. 1845

The phrase entered common English via Richard Ford’s A Handbook for Travellers in Spain, 1845, regarded as a seminal travelogue and still in print.

inspiration. oh, nothing. Not here at work, trying to get a project finished quickly. Not I. Never…

Fait accompli



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