in the final analysis


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in the final analysis

 and in the last analysis
in truth; when all the facts are known; when the truth becomes known. (Usually used when someone is speculating about what the final outcome will be.) In the final analysis, it is usually the children who suffer most in a situation like this. In the last analysis, you simply do not want to do as you are told!
See also: analysis, final

in the final analysis

also in the last analysis
when all the facts are considered In the final analysis, the failure of the rescue mission was the result of bad timing and bad weather.
Related vocabulary: at the end of the day
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in the final analysis

something that you say when you are talking about what is most important or true in a situation In the final analysis, the only people who will benefit are property owners.
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in the final analysis

Also, in the last analysis. When all things are considered. For example, In the final analysis we must find ways to improve our sales, or I can, in the last analysis, talk only about my own work. This expression was at first put as in the ultimate analysis. [Late 1700s]
See also: analysis, final