Definition of when all is said and done in English:

when all is said and done

phrase

  • When everything is taken into account (used to indicate that one is making a generalized judgement).

    • ‘The death of someone at the age of 101 is, when all is said and done, hardly a tragedy, and hardly unexpected.’
    • ‘Through her experiences, the main character realises that when all is said and done, she can only rely on herself.’
    • ‘But, when all is said and done, if even a hint of doubt remains about your offering, your audience will go somewhere that eliminates that doubt.’
    • ‘It's kind of hard when you have to look and watch every dime that you make and difficult knowing that when all is said and done at the end of the day, you're just not going to have enough money.’
    • ‘But when all is said and done, so long as the couple care for each other, and are committed to making their partnership work, then the question of whether to marry or not should be entirely up to them.’
    • ‘Of course, there are lots of other minor arguments on the issue, but when all is said and done, it all comes back to the issue of progressive cultures vs. primitive cultures.’
    • ‘It's at a point like this when the author poses himself the question: when all is said and done what good has come from this tragedy?’
    • ‘But when all is said and done, we have been blessed with one great big and beautiful country of which we can all be proud.’
    • ‘But when all is said and done, Moore is a millionaire, and the success of this movie will move him even further up the ladder.’
    • ‘The punters understand that when all is said and done, it doesn't really matter who wins or loses.’
    fundamentally, primarily, principally, chiefly, essentially, elementally, firstly, predominantly
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