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 for Foregone conclusion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  foregone conclusion \foregone conclusion\ n.
     An inevitable outcome; a certain result; a certainty.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forego \Fore*go"\, v. t. [AS. foreg[=a]n; fore + g[=a]n to go;
     akin to G. vorgehen to go before, precede. See Go, v. i.]
     To go before; to precede; -- used especially in the present
     and past participles.
     [1913 Webster]
           Pleasing remembrance of a thought foregone.
     [1913 Webster]
           For which the very mother's face forewent
           The mother's special patience.           --Mrs.
     [1913 Webster]
     Foregone conclusion, a conclusion which has preceded
        argument or examination; a predetermined conclusion.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foregone conclusion
      n 1: an inevitable ending [syn: foregone conclusion, matter
           of course]
      2: something that is certain; "his victory is a certainty" [syn:
         certainty, sure thing, foregone conclusion] [ant:
         precariousness, uncertainness, uncertainty]

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