a means to an end
Definition of a means to an end
: something done only to produce a desired result For her, marrying a rich man was just a means to an end. All she really cared about was money.
Word by Word Definitions
: the part of an area that lies at the boundary
: a point that marks the extent of something
: the point where something ceases to exist
: to bring to an end
: to make up the end of
: final, ultimate
: to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack
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