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les jeux sont faits

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French les jeux sont faits (literally the bets are made). Earliest use found in James Joyce (1882–1941) in the 1920s.

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les jeux sont faits

  1. (gambling) In roulette, the call made by the croupier as the wheel is set in motion.
    Synonyms: no more bets, the stakes are set, rien ne va plus
  2. (idiomatic) Things have reached an irreversible point; you cannot go back now that you have done something.
    Synonym: the die is cast

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally “the games, the bets are made”.

PronunciationEdit

PhraseEdit

les jeux sont faits

  1. (gambling) les jeux sont faits, the stakes are set (call made by the croupier)
    Synonym: rien ne va plus
  2. (idiomatic) the die is cast, les jeux sont faits (things have reached an irreversible point)
    Synonyms: le sort en est jeté, les dés sont jetés

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