in the final/last analysis

Definition of in the final/last analysis

:after considering everything used for a final statement or judgment that is based on what is most important in a particular situation
  • It was a difficult decision but, in the final/last analysis, it was the right choice.

Word by Word Definitions

final play
  1. : not to be altered or undone

  2. : of or relating to a concluding court action or proceeding

  3. : coming at the end : being the last in a series, process, or progress

  1. : something that is final: such as

  2. : a deciding match, game, heat, or trial

  3. : the last examination in a course

last play
  1. : to continue in time

  2. : to remain fresh or unimpaired : endure

  3. : to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. : a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. : to shape with a last

  1. : after all others : at the end

  2. : most lately

  3. : in conclusion

  1. : following all the rest

  2. : being the only remaining

  3. : belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. : something that is last

analysis play
  1. : a detailed examination of anything complex in order to understand its nature or to determine its essential features : a thorough study

  2. : a statement of such an examination

  3. : separation of a whole into its component parts


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