when all is said and done

Definition of when all is said and done

  1. :  after considering or doing everything —used for a final general statement or judgment It won't be easy, but when all is said and done, we'll be glad we did it. The candidates claim to have different views but, when all is said and done, they're very much alike.

Word by Word Definitions

  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

saidplay
  1. : past tense and past participle ofsay

  1. :  aforementioned

doneplay
  1. : past participle ofdo

  1. :  arrived at or brought to an end

    :  doomed to failure, defeat, or death

    :  gone by :  over


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