Irreversible, irretrievable, as in We can't repair this screen—it's beyond recall, or It's too late to cancel our plans—they're beyond recall. This idiom employs recall in the sense of revoking or annulling something. [Mid-1600s]
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Hyper vs. HypoLet’s start from the top: Hyper- is a prefix that means excess or exaggeration, while hypo- is another prefix that means under or beneath. Both hyper and hypo are usually used as prefixes, which are elements or partial words added to the beginning of a base word to modify its meaning. Hyper is derived from the Greek word for over, and hypo is a Greek …
permanent, inevitable, forlorn, sad, tragic, useless, desperate, impossible, helpless, pointless, certainly, definitely, permanently, completely, decisively, lastly, bad, cureless, cynical, dejected
- beyond measure,
- beyond one's depth,
- beyond one's means,
- beyond question,
- beyond reach,
- beyond reproach,
- beyond the call of duty,
- beyond the pale,
- beyond the shadow of a doubt,
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