when all is said and done

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Definition of when all is said and done

: 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.

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“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 23 Jun. 2021.

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