when all's said and done

when all's said and done

Also, after all is said and done. In the end, nevertheless, as in When all's said and done, the doctors did what they could for Gordon, but he was too ill to survive . This term was first recorded in 1560.
See also: and, done, said
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When all's said and done, will the only thing anyone ever remember Monday is the sight of Kevin Federline flippin' burgers?
But when all's said and done, you have to admire Vincent's bare-faced cheek.
When all's said and done, Whitewatergate will likely peter out like previous Arkansas-based smears, and the national press will all mm simultaneously, like a school of fish, to the next damned thing.
And when all's said and done, the victors will be companies that best meet customer needs.