all over but the shouting

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - all over but the shouting

"all over but the shouting"

an activity is essentially finished with an almost certain result but has not yet been made official or announced


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - all over but the shouting

Two interns are talking ...

Intern 1:  Well. Our internships are finished on Friday. After three months of competing for the one permanent position available, it seems that the outcome is clear. Deana has been the star performer. She is by far the best of us and is sure to get the position.

Intern 2:  I agree. It seems all over but the shouting. Deana will be chosen.

Intern 1:  But you never know. Maybe management saw things differently.

Intern 2:  Let's wait for the official announcement on Friday.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - all over but the shouting

Two friends are talking at a football game ...

Friend 1:  With that touchdown and only three minutes left in the game, it is all over but the shouting. If we leave now, we can beat the rush and avoid the crazy parking lot traffic.

Friend 2:  But the game is not over until it is over. Sure, the outcome seems inevitable but anything can happen in the last three minutes. Let's stay and watch the end of the game, just to make it official. What if there was a last minute rally and we missed it?

all over but the shouting - Usage:


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all over but the shouting - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for all over but the shouting.

all over but the shouting - Examples:

1)  When It was all over but the shouting, the shouts came from Kansas.

2)  ... of the ring in the 12th round, the fight was all over but the shouting

3)  It's all over but the shouting! Earlier this month, the KION Group announced that it had successfully completed ...

4)  Many pundits think this race is all over but the shouting. Both Republicans and Democrats have pulled out money intended for advertising.

5)  It seemed all over but the shouting when Gogerty picked off a deflected pass on the first play of the second half ...

6)  ... breaking on a double-fault by Monfils that drew boos. All over but the shouting, right? Nope. In a blink, Monfils suddenly came to life, ...

7)  ... have a chance. Manley though insists that it is  all over but the shouting

8)  ... has too big a lead. It's all over but the shouting. But Mr Sanders has repeatedly said he is staying in the race.

9)  It seemed to be all over but the shouting, as some would put it. But not really. Now, the harder ...

10)  ... it's all over but the shouting. It looks very likely that the court will rule for ...

11)  As the saying goes, it's all over but the shouting. That fits national health care reform, right? Not at all. 

12)  It has been suggested to me that it should be all over but the shouting by the end of January.

13)  It's all over but the shouting at this point. I don't know if it will happen this year, ...

14)  The race was all over but the shouting 200M out as the Beraya Stable's racer strolled home unchallenged to complete a double ...

15)  Well at one point it looked all over but the shouting for the Thunder, but their title defence remains alive.

16)  Now that the election is all over but the shouting, it is surely time to turn to another nagging question of American life.

17)  dived through to grab the lead. And it was all over but the shouting, as 'DesmoDovi' powered away to a commanding lead before backing off, ...

18)  Well, it looks all over but the shouting now but stranger things have happened. It would have to be very strange indeed ...

19)  By the time you read this it will be all over but the shouting, the debriefs, the disbeliefs, the recriminations, the raised hopes, dashed ...

20)  It's all over but the shouting, and the inevitable post-mortems. How to decode the results of such a groundbreaking ...