at the end of the day


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at the end of the day

Ultimately. It's a generous offer, but at the end of the day, I have to choose the job that will be most beneficial for my family. That's just how I feel about your girlfriend. At the end of the day, your relationship is your business.
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at the end of the day

 
1. Lit. at the time when work or one's waking hours end. (See also by the end of the day.) I will have an answer at the end of the day. Will this be finished at the end of the day or before?
2. Fig. when everything else has been taken into consideration. At the end of the day you will have to decide where you want to live. The committee interviewed many applicants for the post, but at the end of the day made no appointment.
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at the end of the day

JOURNALISM, SPOKEN
You can use at the end of the day to introduce your main conclusion about something you have been discussing. Yes, but at the end of the day, Neil's not a rock journalist. At the end of the day the only person who can take your life forward from here is you.
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at the end of the day

when everything is taken into consideration. British informal
1995 Jayne Miller Voxpop Today I've been giving out leaflets. You don't have to, but at the end of the day, it's worth it.
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at the ˌend of the ˈday

(British English, spoken) when everything has been considered: At the end of the day, it’s your decision and nobody else’s.
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at the end of the day

When everything is considered; in the final analysis.
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Men can organize the earth with-out God but, at the end of the day, without God all he can achieve is to organize the earth against man.
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Because asphalt cannot be melted, reused or returned for credit, the company discarded any unused asphalt at the end of the day.