foregone conclusion

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We would like everybody fit and healthy, but if we had that it is a foregone conclusion people do get injured in tournaments.
By 1am on Wednesday he was a 1-10 chance, yet all the while we were being told the result was far from a foregone conclusion.
To vote is a waste of time because the results are a foregone conclusion.
He said: "A new recession is not a foregone conclusion.
It's a foregone conclusion that the composition of the Texas Senate, 19 Republicans and 12 Democrats, means the controversial voter ID bill will win approval in the upper chamber.
If the people who are judging our bid to be the City of Culture happen to read the Birmingham Mail, I feel the result is a foregone conclusion.
While permission was seen as a foregone conclusion, I was cheered that many of the councillors on the committee raised concerns about the unworkable traffic proposals.
In today's society, getting this little one back safe and sound was fortunate, not a foregone conclusion.
Richard suggested that getting increased penalty rates would then be a foregone conclusion, and he's probably right.
Despite the flamboyant Lambert appearing to be the favorite, it was never a foregone conclusion he would win the final vote.
Mini-Me Verne Troyer was the bookies' hot favourite and it seemed like a foregone conclusion - until he was voted off and Ulrika-ka-ka was crowned the winner.
Senate (this was last September), seemingly a foregone conclusion that the Senator unexpectedly forewent.
The former funeral director was delighted to land the plum tie - and insists it is not a foregone conclusion.
But with the final race awarding double points Cooke does not believe World Cup victory is a foregone conclusion.
With Al Gore's new "documentary" on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, heating up the local theaters and charging up the bandwagon for the Kyoto (global warming) treaty, it was a foregone conclusion that climate change would be a significant topic on the DDP conference program.