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opera ain't over till the fat lady sings, the

Slang definitions & phrases for opera ain't over till the fat lady sings, the

opera ain't over till the fat lady sings, the

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Things are never finished until they are finished; it ain't over till it's over

[1977+; coined by Dan Cook, a San Antonio sportscaster, and modeled on the Yogi Berra dictum entered here as a synonym]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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