all over bar the shouting

All over bar the shouting
When something is all over bar the shouting, the outcome is absolutely certain.('All over but the shouting' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • all over bar the shouting — (of a happening, contest, etc) as good as over, virtually finished or decided • • • Main Entry: ↑shout * * * all over bar the shouting british informal phrase used for saying that something has nearly finished and it is obvious what the final… …   Useful english dictionary

  • all over bar the shouting — ► all over bar the shouting informal (of a contest) almost finished and therefore virtually decided. Main Entry: ↑shout …   English terms dictionary

  • all over bar the shouting — British informal used for saying that something has nearly finished and it is obvious what the final result, effect etc will be The election is now all over bar the shouting …   English dictionary

  • all over bar the shouting Brit. — all over bar the shouting Brit. informal (of a contest) almost finished and therefore virtually decided. → shout …   English new terms dictionary

  • (be) all over bar the shouting — be all over bar the ˈshouting idiom (BrE) (of an activity or a competition) to be almost finished or decided, so that there is no doubt about the final result • The game is all over bar the shouting. Main entry: ↑shoutingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • It's all over bar the shouting. — British & Australian something that you say when the result of an event or situation is certain. The Italian team played superbly, and by half time it was all over bar the shouting (= it was certain they would win) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bar the shouting —  Virtually. Usu. all over bar the shouting Virtually finished …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bar — bar, barring 1. Bar, used as a slightly formal preposition meaning ‘except’, has been in use since the 18c. In current use it is often followed by a number (or none): • My sister in law for whom I probably care more than I care for anyone in the… …   Modern English usage

  • The Arcadians (musical) — Infobox Musical name= The Arcadians subtitle= caption= Scene from The Arcadians , 1909 music= Lionel Monckton Howard Talbot lyrics= Arthur Wimperis book= Mark Ambient Alexander M. Thompson basis= productions= 1909 West End awards= The Arcadians… …   Wikipedia

  • bar — I. /ba / (say bah) noun 1. a relatively long and evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, especially one of wood or metal used as a guard or obstruction, or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a fence. 2. Athletics the cross piece of… …   Australian English dictionary


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