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遣ってしまったことになる

zuotengdazuo

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「大人にたかられるなんて……」
生ビールは、なんと九百八十円だった。いい加減にしてくれよと僕は思う。ちょっと非現実的高すぎるんですけど。家出初日にして、僕は四日分の食費を知らないオッサンのために遣ってしまったことになる

Hi. The context is that the speaker, a boy, was saved by a strange man, so the boy treated him to an expensive meal, including beer.
What does this ことになる mean or what is the function of it?
Is it the same function as in this thread? Looking back a past event?
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Notice that it's 遣ってしまったことになる. Unlike the ones in the linked page, the event already occurred at the reference point in time (now in this case). The meaning is more likely "it means~/it has ended up (as a result)."
 

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Thank you.
So this ことになる refers to a certain situation or logical conclusion caused by some action or event and the ことになる is similar to というわけだ. And it is similar to this example これが一キロ二千円ということはこちらの方が高いということになる. Right?
 
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