"once and for all" meaning in English

Adverb

Audio: En-au-once and for all.ogg [Australia]
  1. Finally, permanently, conclusively. Tags: idiomatic, not-comparable
    Categories (other): English coordinated pairs Translations (Finally, permanently, conclusively): մեկ և ընդմիշտ (mek ew əndmišt) (Armenian), d'una vez (Asturian), веднъж завинаги (vednǎž zavinagi) (Bulgarian), d'una vegada (Catalan), 一勞永逸 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 一劳永逸 (yīláoyǒngyì) [Mandarin] (Chinese), jednou provždy (Czech), definitive (Esperanto), lopullisesti (Finnish), une fois pour toutes (French), une volte par simpri (Friulian), ერთხელ და სამუდამოდ (ertxel da samudamod) (Georgian), ein für allemal (German), ein für alle Mal (German), άπαξ δια παντός (ápax dia pantós) (Greek), καθάπαξ (kathápax) [Ancient] (Greek), פעם אחת ולתמיד‎ (Hebrew), egyszer s mindenkorra (Hungarian), una volta per tutte (Italian), きっぱりと (kippari-to) (Japanese), 今度限り (kondo-kagiri) (alt: こんどかぎり) (Japanese), semel pro semper (Latin), reiz par visām reizēm (Latvian), en gang for alle [Bokmål] (Norwegian), ein gong for alle [Nynorsk] (Norwegian), raz na zawsze (Polish), de uma vez por todas (Portuguese), odată pentru totdeauna (Romanian), ina giada per adina (Romansch), раз и навсегда́ (raz i navsegdá) (Russian), de una vez (Spanish), de una vez por todas (Spanish), de una vez para siempre (Spanish), en gång för alla (Swedish), wakasan (Tagalog), nihai olarak (Turkish), son olarak (Turkish), раз і назавжди́ (raz i nazavždý) (Ukrainian)

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          "roman": "mek ew əndmišt",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "մեկ և ընդմիշտ"
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          "code": "ast",
          "lang": "Asturian",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "d'una vez"
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          "code": "bg",
          "lang": "Bulgarian",
          "roman": "vednǎž zavinagi",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "веднъж завинаги"
        },
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          "code": "ca",
          "lang": "Catalan",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "d'una vegada"
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          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
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          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
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          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
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          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
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          "code": "ka",
          "lang": "Georgian",
          "roman": "ertxel da samudamod",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "ერთხელ და სამუდამოდ"
        },
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          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "ein für allemal"
        },
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          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "ein für alle Mal"
        },
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          "code": "el",
          "lang": "Greek",
          "roman": "ápax dia pantós",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "άπαξ δια παντός"
        },
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          "code": "grc",
          "lang": "Greek",
          "roman": "kathápax",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "tags": [
            "Ancient"
          ],
          "word": "καθάπαξ"
        },
        {
          "code": "he",
          "lang": "Hebrew",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "פעם אחת ולתמיד‎"
        },
        {
          "code": "hu",
          "lang": "Hungarian",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "egyszer s mindenkorra"
        },
        {
          "code": "it",
          "lang": "Italian",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "una volta per tutte"
        },
        {
          "code": "ja",
          "lang": "Japanese",
          "roman": "kippari-to",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "きっぱりと"
        },
        {
          "alt": "こんどかぎり",
          "code": "ja",
          "lang": "Japanese",
          "roman": "kondo-kagiri",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "今度限り"
        },
        {
          "code": "la",
          "lang": "Latin",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "semel pro semper"
        },
        {
          "code": "lv",
          "lang": "Latvian",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "reiz par visām reizēm"
        },
        {
          "code": "nb",
          "lang": "Norwegian",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "tags": [
            "Bokmål"
          ],
          "word": "en gang for alle"
        },
        {
          "code": "nn",
          "lang": "Norwegian",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
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            "Nynorsk"
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          "lang": "Polish",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "raz na zawsze"
        },
        {
          "code": "pt",
          "lang": "Portuguese",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "de uma vez por todas"
        },
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          "lang": "Romanian",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "odată pentru totdeauna"
        },
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          "code": "rm",
          "lang": "Romansch",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "ina giada per adina"
        },
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          "code": "ru",
          "lang": "Russian",
          "roman": "raz i navsegdá",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "раз и навсегда́"
        },
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          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "de una vez"
        },
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          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "de una vez por todas"
        },
        {
          "code": "es",
          "lang": "Spanish",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "de una vez para siempre"
        },
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          "lang": "Swedish",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "en gång för alla"
        },
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          "lang": "Tagalog",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "wakasan"
        },
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          "lang": "Turkish",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "nihai olarak"
        },
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          "lang": "Turkish",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "son olarak"
        },
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          "code": "uk",
          "lang": "Ukrainian",
          "roman": "raz i nazavždý",
          "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
          "word": "раз і назавжди́"
        }
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      "word": "for good"
    }
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        }
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      ],
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    {
      "code": "hy",
      "lang": "Armenian",
      "roman": "mek ew əndmišt",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "մեկ և ընդմիշտ"
    },
    {
      "code": "ast",
      "lang": "Asturian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "d'una vez"
    },
    {
      "code": "bg",
      "lang": "Bulgarian",
      "roman": "vednǎž zavinagi",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "веднъж завинаги"
    },
    {
      "code": "ca",
      "lang": "Catalan",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "d'una vegada"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "一勞永逸"
    },
    {
      "code": "cmn",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "roman": "yīláoyǒngyì",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "tags": [
        "Mandarin"
      ],
      "word": "一劳永逸"
    },
    {
      "code": "cs",
      "lang": "Czech",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "jednou provždy"
    },
    {
      "code": "eo",
      "lang": "Esperanto",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "definitive"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "lopullisesti"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "une fois pour toutes"
    },
    {
      "code": "fur",
      "lang": "Friulian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "une volte par simpri"
    },
    {
      "code": "ka",
      "lang": "Georgian",
      "roman": "ertxel da samudamod",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "ერთხელ და სამუდამოდ"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "ein für allemal"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "ein für alle Mal"
    },
    {
      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "ápax dia pantós",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "άπαξ δια παντός"
    },
    {
      "code": "grc",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "kathápax",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "tags": [
        "Ancient"
      ],
      "word": "καθάπαξ"
    },
    {
      "code": "he",
      "lang": "Hebrew",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "פעם אחת ולתמיד‎"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "egyszer s mindenkorra"
    },
    {
      "code": "it",
      "lang": "Italian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "una volta per tutte"
    },
    {
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "kippari-to",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "きっぱりと"
    },
    {
      "alt": "こんどかぎり",
      "code": "ja",
      "lang": "Japanese",
      "roman": "kondo-kagiri",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "今度限り"
    },
    {
      "code": "la",
      "lang": "Latin",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "semel pro semper"
    },
    {
      "code": "lv",
      "lang": "Latvian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "reiz par visām reizēm"
    },
    {
      "code": "nb",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "tags": [
        "Bokmål"
      ],
      "word": "en gang for alle"
    },
    {
      "code": "nn",
      "lang": "Norwegian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "tags": [
        "Nynorsk"
      ],
      "word": "ein gong for alle"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "raz na zawsze"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "de uma vez por todas"
    },
    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "odată pentru totdeauna"
    },
    {
      "code": "rm",
      "lang": "Romansch",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "ina giada per adina"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "raz i navsegdá",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "раз и навсегда́"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "de una vez"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "de una vez por todas"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "de una vez para siempre"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "en gång för alla"
    },
    {
      "code": "tl",
      "lang": "Tagalog",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "wakasan"
    },
    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "nihai olarak"
    },
    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "son olarak"
    },
    {
      "code": "uk",
      "lang": "Ukrainian",
      "roman": "raz i nazavždý",
      "sense": "Finally, permanently, conclusively",
      "word": "раз і назавжди́"
    }
  ],
  "word": "once and for all"
}

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