A foregone conclusion
What's the meaning of the phrase 'A foregone conclusion'?
A decision made before the evidence for it is known. An inevitable conclusion.
What's the origin of the phrase 'A foregone conclusion'?
From Shakespeare's Othello, 1604:
But this denoted a foregone conclusion:
'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream.
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