- to be over
- to suffer or be close to dying
- something that is about to get over or fail
- through, completed or finished
- to ruin, destroy or fatally injure
- The deal is done for I am not going to speak with that man again.
- That too old car is just about done for.
- The marriage is done for There is nothing more left to fight for.
- I am not going to be prize for him to win. I am done for looking for marriage proposals this way.
- The job was done for him by his colleagues. He just had to come to office and sign the papers.
- The event is already done for by the industrialist. There is no more scope to add networking partners.
- Her make is all done for by the people organizing the fashion show. She is not shelling out anything for it.
- I am done for standing up for people who themselves cannot pick the fight.
- The assignment is done for me by my brother who also took the same course last year.
- With missiles flying overhead and machine guns shooting at us, I thought we were done for.
The phrase originated in the 16th century and the first known literary use was by Fielding in the year 1752.