One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The thing that is final or definitive.
- ‘Unfortunately, there are way too many people that think the UN is the end-all, be-all.’
- ‘It's an advantage, but it's not a be-all and end-all.’
- ‘This certainly happens in job interviews, but it isn't used as an end-all device (as I'm sure graphology isn't).’
- ‘You can't rely on the Internet as the end-all solution to a campaign.’
- ‘The column was not meant to be the end-all, be-all discussion of religion and terrorism.’
- ‘So in terms of gender I don't think that women are going to be the be-all and the end-all.’
- ‘Though weight is certainly a key decision factor, it is not the end-all.’
- ‘The problem O'Brien addresses is specifically how to get more literature in translation published, but that, of course, is not the end-all.’
- ‘The good news is, the Supreme Court isn't the end-all be-all of every issue ever.’
- ‘‘But it's not the be-all, end-all,’ he says, adding that language usage and length of residence are vital factors in determining the level of acculturation.’
- ‘It should not be viewed as the beat-all and end-all and the answer to every security problem that we have.’
- ‘Bell said: ‘Once intellectual ability was the be-all and end-all.’’
- ‘It's not a cure-all, it's not an end-all, it's not a magic potion, but it is a good dietary supplement.’
- ‘But, seriously, it's good for you, but it's not the cure-all, end-all.’
- ‘The common throng had no conception of his problems; all of them thought being a dictator was the end-all.’
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