die\ is\ cast

v. phr. literary
To make an irrevocable decision. (From Julius Caesar's famous words in Latin, "alea iacta est", when he crossed the river Rubicon, which meant war.)

Everything was ready for the invasion of Europe, the die had been cast, and there was no turning back now.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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