signed, sealed, and delivered
Completed satisfactorily, as in The house is sold—signed, sealed, and delivered. This idiom refers to a legal deed, which to be valid had to be signed by the seller, sealed with a wax seal, and delivered to the new owner. It began to be used more loosely in the first half of the 1900s.
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That act forever sealed his feeling for the Chief, bound it up with the war, with violence, with the gun.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Scalise has called the talk, which he delivered in a hotel outside New Orleans, “a mistake I regret.”
A tall phantom in livery appeared, as if by magic, and signed to me to ascend the grand staircase.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Some were inquisitive enough to ask, Has a treaty been signed or a trick been played upon the rebels?The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift