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be-all and end-all

American English: /ˈbiɔl ən ˌɛndɔl/
British English: /ˈbiːɔːl ən ˌɛndɔːl/

noun

  • making money is the be-all and end-all of his life
    el único fin que tiene en la vida es hacer dinero
    hacer dinero es su razón de ser
    work isn't the be-all and end-all
    el trabajo no lo es todo
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