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    It's not over until the fat lady sings...

    when can I use this expression?

    could you give me an example situation?:)


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    Re: It's not over until the fat lady sings...

    Although time is running out and it seems as though I don't have enough time to complete my task - it's not over until the fat lady sings!


    "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings
    is a proverb, essentially meaning that one shouldn't assume the outcome of some activity (frequently a sports game) until it has actually finished."

    Wikipedia


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    Re: It's not over until the fat lady sings...

    I agree that it is used most often in the context of a competition, and even more specifically in sports.

    A: Oh, the Red Sox are going to lose this one for sure!
    B: Hey, don't be too sure. There' still one inning left. They could score 11 runs. You know what they say: It ain't over till the fat lady sing.

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