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In the can


Finished. Certain and sure finality. Successful end to an endeavor. ‘Can’ may refer to early movie making when a reel of finished film was put in it’s can container.

“I spoke to the office manager and my promotion is in the can, just awaiting the boss to sign off on it.”

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