when all is said and done

idiom

: 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.

Examples of when all is said and done in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chance Perdomo's Andre Anderson gets into a sticky situation | Credit: Amazon Studios Just a reminder: Gen V is an extension of The Boys when all is said and done, so expect a lot of that familiar mayhem not suitable for Marvel or DC. Nick Romano, EW.com, 7 Sep. 2023 The drilling makes an almighty muddy mess, but when all is said and done, the more than 2,000 boreholes planned for the campus will be undetectable, despite performing an impressive sleight of hand. Cara Buckley, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Bowers could crack the Top-10 when all is said and done. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Dec. 2023 The little game is designed to fold out into a full playing board on the go and doubles as its own folding carrying case when all is said and done. Kaitlyn McInnis, Travel + Leisure, 23 Oct. 2023 And, when all is said and done, my gratitude falls to the behind the scenes folks who set up this Conic Con conference. Marc Berman, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 The feeling that the achievement of a goal, when all is said and done, was actually rather anticlimactic is common among those who set high standards for themselves and have achieved those benchmarks. Outside Online, 8 Jan. 2021 This suggests Mario is likely to have strong legs in the coming weeks, leaving it well positioned to become the top-grossing movie of 2023 when all is said and done. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 9 Apr. 2023 There’s a rather clever wink-wink opening to actor Randall Park’s debut feature as a director, Shortcomings, which, when all is said and done, mostly fails to deliver on its promise. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Jan. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'when all is said and done.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near when all is said and done

when

when all is said and done

whenas

Cite this Entry

“When all is said and done.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/when%20all%20is%20said%20and%20done. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!