What is another word for foregone conclusion?

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[ fɔːɡˈɒn kənklˈuːʒən], [ fɔːɡˈɒn kənklˈuːʒən], [ f_ɔː_ɡ_ˈɒ_n k_ə_n_k_l_ˈuː_ʒ_ə_n]

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How to use "Foregone conclusion" in context?

There's a saying that goes "a foregone conclusion is a death knell." What this means is that when something is assumed or considered to be a given, it often leads to disappointment or even disaster. The tendency to assume the worst can have a depressingly domino effect, quickly leading to a situation in which everything is already predetermined. We may take for granted the inevitability of bad news, the inevitability of failure, and the inevitability of danger. The consequences of these assumptions can be serious and destructive, as we often wind up132 chasing our own tails no matter how many times we say or do the "correct" thing.

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