the end justifies the means
Definition of the end justifies the means
—used to say that a desired result is so good or important that any method, even a morally bad one, may be used to achieve it They believe that the end justifies the means and will do anything to get their candidate elected.
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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