BEING FINISHED BEFORE I’VE EVEN BEGUN
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…