the alpha and omega

noun phrase

: the most important part of something
Money is the alpha and omega of his existence.

Examples of the alpha and omega in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, however, the A.P. test score is the alpha and omega of students’ experience with A.P. coursework, with lesson plans and pacing shoehorned into test-preparation packages dictated by the College Board. Aaron R. Hanlon, The New Republic, 6 Sep. 2023 And there’s no better place to look first than the alpha and omega of shapewear, Spanx. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 23 June 2023 In the rarefied sphere of high-end automobiles, though, where the alpha and omega of significant models can be equally appealing—and, sometimes, equally pricey—collectors are now at a crossroads never before encountered. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2023

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“The alpha and omega.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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