in the last analysis


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in the last analysis

When everything has been considered; when all the facts are known or the truth has come to light. In the last analysis, it is the lowest earners in society who have been hit worst by this economic downturn. Rebarbative though he may be, in the last analysis, his dismissal comes down to his incompetency at the job.
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in the ˌlast/ˌfinal aˈnalysis

used to say what is most important after everything has been discussed or considered: In the final analysis, humour is a matter of individual interpretation.
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