fait accompli
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(pronounced FAYT ah-kohm-PLEE)

This fancy French term literally means an “accomplished fact.” Use it when you want 1) to describe a thing completed and presumed irreversible and 2) to add a little drama into your everyday conversation.

Example: After the disastrous incident with their corporate client’s systems furniture purchase order, Brad knew that his termination from the dealership was a fait accompli.