after all is said and done

after all is said and done

When everything is finished or resolved. Yes, my sister's attempts to commandeer my party have been maddening, but after all is said and done, we'll reconcile—we always do. It's been a very stressful year, between changing jobs, moving to a new city, and bringing our second-born into the world, but after all is said and done, I think I'll look back on it fondly. Julie's meddling has really strained our relationship, but after all is said and done, she's still family and I still love her dearly.
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after all is said and done

Cliché when everything is settled or concluded; finally. After all is said and done, it will turn out just as I said.
See also: after, all, and, done, said
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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