16 / 02 / 2010

DONE-2: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. Today we continue our look at English expressions that use the participle done, which comes from the verb to do.  

Today's expression is: to be done for (informal)

Meaning: to be in a very bad situation; to be certain to fail.

Example 1:
If we don't find a way to increase our sales during this crisis, we're done for!

Example 2:
As the car accident happened, I was thinking to myself that I was done for. There was lots of noise, broken glass and my car was destroyed; miraculously, nothing happened to me or anyone else involved in the accident.

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