- It's not over 'til the fat lady sings. (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)
"Ah, my innocent Wallace. When I find out who did this, and when I make them sing like the proverbial fat lady, that's when it's over."
Anyone who has gone to the opera knows that it can seem to go on forreeeevvvveeeerrr, but when the soprano soloist shatters the chandelier, it's time to go home, if only to escape the shards of falling glass. Commonly used in sports, this saying also refers to the fact that the outcome of a game isn't known until the final buzzer sounds, no matter what the scores look like in the meantime. Veronica tells Wallace that just because she was cleared of cheating doesn't mean it's over. No! She's going to track down that dirty bastard, fat lady in tow, and make him listen to a Wagnerian aria. Then it's over. Just one quesion: where's she going to find an overweight woman on the Hearst campus? There don't seem to be many hanging around.
- 3.06 "Hi, Infidelity"