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Dictionary entry overview: What does be-all and end-all mean?
• BE-ALL AND END-ALL (noun)
The noun BE-ALL AND END-ALL has 1 sense:
1. the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim
Familiarity information: BE-ALL AND END-ALL used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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The essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim
Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
be all and end all; be-all and end-all
profit is the be-all and end-all of business
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