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beyond recall

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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permanent, inevitable, forlorn, sad, tragic, useless, desperate, impossible, helpless, pointless, certainly, definitely, permanently, completely, decisively, lastly, bad, cureless, cynical, dejected