Definition of at the end of the day in English:

at the end of the day

phrase

  • 1

    see end
  • 2British informal When everything is taken into consideration.

    ‘at the end of the day I'm responsible for what happens in the school’
    • ‘I really hope it can be saved from closure but it is down to the Post Office at the end of the day.’
    • ‘But, at the end of the day, they still do not have last say as to where your site will be listed.’
    • ‘But at the end of the day there are policemen actually who are beginning to speak up.’
    • ‘Besides which, at the end of the day, I still have the love of you, my dear, dear readers.’
    • ‘If, at the end of the day, the decision becomes that of the patient, then how could it lead to murder?’
    • ‘Because at the end of the day, nobody wants to make a decision which might affect their whole career.’
    • ‘Yet, at the end of the day, it's just another lousy Hollywood movie, so why all the fuss?’
    • ‘And at the end of the day that is what trust in political leadership has to be all about.’
    • ‘By the very nature of the job, one side will hate you at the end of the day.’
    • ‘I continued to study mathematics, and at the end of the day, that is what my degree is in.’
    • ‘That, at the end of the day, may be his biggest achievement in the game that has made him a rich man.’
    • ‘I think it is all about money at the end of the day and I don't think it should be.’
    • ‘Quite a lot of people have written us off, but at the end of the day that suits us.’
    • ‘But I should just not go into that because it is the choice of the woman at the end of the day not the man.’
    • ‘Either way, the fish farmers will, once more, doubtlessly turn a profit at the end of the day.’
    ultimately, eventually, in the end, in the long run, at length, finally, sooner or later, in time, in the fullness of time, after some time, in the final analysis, when all is said and done, one day, some day, sometime, at last, at long last
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