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ad acta

  
ad ac•ta      adv  
etw ad acta legen        (fig)   to consider sth finished  
[Frage, Problem]   to consider sth closed  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

ata, Acetat, achtbar, achtmal

etw ad acta legen exp.
to consider sth finished ; to consider sth closed
[Fig.]

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to make a nonsense of ; to reduce to absurdity {or} absurdum
exp.
an ad hoc committee was set up
"ad acta": examples and translations in context
Wir legen ihn für immer ad acta. - We'll file Harry away once and for all.
- Legen Sie den Maclver-Fall ad acta. - I'm telling you to drop the Maclver case.
Müssen es aber bei einem Geist gleich wieder "ad acta" legen. And I should imagine a boney fide ghost knocks it right off again.
Dein Experiment "Volksbildung" kannst du nun langsam ad acta legen. Your experiment in "public education" can now be put on the back burner.
Nach sieben langen Jahren Krieg wollte man die Sache in der Firma stillschweigend ad acta legen. And after seven long years of "Mission Accomplished," someone in the corporation just wanted the whole thing to end quietly.
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