Meaning of done like dinner in English:

done like dinner

(also done like a dinner)


informal Australian, New Zealand, Canadian
  • Utterly defeated or outwitted.

    • ‘If Prime Minist er Chretien called a snap election during that period, Mr. Morrison warned, the UA could be ‘done like dinner.’’
    • ‘We shouldn't be going to court to get done like a dinner,’ she said.’
    • ‘No authority up front, line-outs a continuing disaster, done like a dinner at the breakdowns, no energy, no spark, no cohesion, no composure… no bloody team.’
    • ‘That was a speech made by the Minister of Justice - maybe for just a few days more - who was done like a dinner on Morning Report this morning by the Leader of the Opposition.’