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    #1

    stick a fork in me and call me so done...

    Hi

    Could someone please help me with this sentence (underlined part)?

    Thank you very much.

    "My dog is in coma and the final exam is around the corner, you could stick a fork in me and call me so done with all this stress."

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: stick a fork in me and call me so done...

    He is unable to do anything else. He is spent, exhausted, too tried or stressed to do anything else.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: stick a fork in me and call me so done...

    Just for further (useless) information purposes, the AmE idiom "stick a fork in it/me" to describe something that is done, finished or over is derived from the practice of stabbing a fork into a large piece of meat (a roast, a turkey, etc) to see whether or not it has been cooked thoroughly.

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