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- "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" (John Wayne)
- "It ain't over 'till it's over" (Yogi Berra)
- "What's done is done." (Shakespeare's Macbeth)
- "I am that I am." (God, Genesis 3:14)
- "Tomorrow is tomorrow" (Antigone (Sophocles))
- "A rose is a rose is a rose." (Gertrude Stein)
- "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." (Sigmund Freud)
- "I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam!" (Popeye)
- "Let bygones be bygones."
- "Facts are facts."
- "A deal is a deal is a deal."
- "Once it's gone it's gone."
- "It is what it is."
- "Boys will be boys."
- "A win is a win."
- "à la guerre comme à la guerre" — A French phrase literally meaning "as at war as at war", and figuratively roughly equivalent to the English phrase "All's fair in love and war"
- qué será, será or che será, será — grammatically incorrect English loan from the Italian, meaning "Whatever will be, will be."
- Safire, William (2006). "On language: Tautophrases" The New York Times, May 7, 2006.
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