when all is said and done


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when all is said and done

Cliché when everything is finished and settled; when everything is considered. When all is said and done, this isn't such a bad part of the country to live in after all. When all is said and done, I believe I had a very enjoyable time on my vacation.
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when all is said and done

when everything has been considered When all is said and done, we can't reduce the number of nurses without lowering the quality of patient care.
Related vocabulary: at the end of the day
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when all is said and done

something that you say when you are about to tell someone the most important fact in a situation When all is said and done, a child's moral upbringing is the parents' responsibility.
See also: all, and, done, said