it ain't over till the fat lady sings

it ain't over till the fat lady sings
an event is not finished until the final bell, don't give up
  

The tying goal was scored in the final second. It ain't over till the fat lady sings!


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  • it ain't over till the fat lady sings —    This idiom means that until something has officially finished, the result is uncertain.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • It ain't over till the fat lady sings —   This idiom means that until something has officially finished, the result is uncertain …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • it ain't over until/till the fat lady sings — see ↑lady • • • Main Entry: ↑fat it ain t over until/till the fat lady sings US informal used to say that the final result of something (such as a sports contest) has not yet been decided and could still change We re losing, but remember: it ain… …   Useful english dictionary

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