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once and for all

Definition of once and for all

  1. :  now and for the last time <Let's settle this problem once and for all.> <Winning its fourth straight championship game, the team proved once and for all that they are the best.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  one time and no more

    :  at any one time :  under any circumstances :  ever

    :  at some indefinite time in the past :  formerly

  1. :  one single time :  one time at least

  1. :  that once was :  former

  1. :  at the moment when :  as soon as

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy



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