done\ for

adj. phr.
Finished; dead.

When the police burst in on the crooks, they knew they were done for.


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  • done for — adjective 1. destroyed or killed (Freq. 1) we are gone geese • Syn: ↑kaput, ↑gone • Similar to: ↑destroyed • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism …   Useful english dictionary

  • done for — about to fail, suffer, or die. If we have to rely on Warren for a solution, we are done for. With rockets flying overhead and machine guns shooting at us, I thought we were done for. Usage notes: usually used after the verb be, as in the example …   New idioms dictionary

  • done for — mod. lost; dead; doomed. □ I’m sorry, this whole scheme is done for. □ I knew I was done for …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • done for — adjective Doomed; without hope of recovery. Hes done for when they hear that piece of testimony. See Also: do for …   Wiktionary

  • done for — adj In big trouble, finished. I just let the car roll into the lake. I m done for when the rents find out. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • done for — defeated, beaten, hopeless    We were done for until Tim hit a home run and we won the game …   English idioms

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