once and for all


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Adv.1.once and for all - in a conclusive way; "we settled the problem conclusively"
Translations
مَرَّةً واحِدَه وبِصورةٍ نِهائِيَّه
en gang for alle
egyszer s mindenkorra
í eitt skipti fyrir öll
raz a navždy
ilk ve son olarak

once

(wans) adverb
1. a single time. He did it once; If I could see her once again I would be happy.
2. at a time in the past. I once wanted to be a dancer.
conjunction
when; as soon as. Once (it had been) unlocked, the door opened easily.
at once
immediately. Go away at once!
(just) for once
as an exception. Why can't you be nice to her for once?
once and for all
once and finally. Once and for all, I refuse!
once in a while
occasionally. I meet him once in a while at the club.
References in periodicals archive ?
Chemical evidence of beer would prove a site's purpose once and for all, but it isn't easy to come by.
Our exhibit is designed to bypass all the hype that has long surrounded the topic of 'open standards' and to prove to cable operators -- once and for all -- that open standards technology is real, it works and it can significantly improve their bottom line," said Jock Anderson, chief executive officer of Mindport Inc.