genie is out of the bottle

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Something has been brought into reality that cannot be eliminated or undone.
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I don't think there's any hope of repealing this city's silly parking bylaw. The genie is out of the bottle, sadly.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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genie is out of the bottleInformation has been released that will have ongoing consequences.
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