Definition of when all is said and done
- 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.
: the whole amount, quantity, or extent of
: as much as possible
: every member or individual component of
: wholly, quite
: selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization
: only, exclusively
: 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
: the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy
: other : different : atypical
: isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)
: being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language
: past tense and past participle of say
: past participle of do
: arrived at or brought to an end
: doomed to failure, defeat, or death
: gone by : over
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