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the die is cast #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:38 pm   the die is cast
 

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ESL/EFL Test #332 "English Slang Idioms (53)", question 8

"I know you don't like the decision, but the ......... is cast. You're just going to have to live with it," Melanie told Jeff.

(a) ring
(b) metal
(c) die
(d) mold

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #332 "English Slang Idioms (53)", answer 8

"I know you don't like the decision, but the die is cast. You're just going to have to live with it," Melanie told Jeff.

Correct answer: (c) die

Your answer was: incorrect
"I know you don't like the decision, but the ring is cast. You're just going to have to live with it," Melanie told Jeff.
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the die is cast #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 17, 2010 20:01 pm   the die is cast
 

Yes, there's no turning back now - it's too late to change your mind/the course of action etc.
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question 8 #3 (permalink) Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:45 am   question 8
 

Hi,
This saying was told by Julius Caesar when he decided to cross the Rubicon River and entering Italy proper with a standing army, he said " The die is cast" / EyeWitness to History.com /
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