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end-all Syllabification: end-all

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of end-all in English:

noun

(the end-all)
The thing that is final or definitive.
Example sentences
  • It's not a cure-all, it's not an end-all, it's not a magic potion, but it is a good dietary supplement.
  • ‘But it's not the be-all, end-all,’ he says, adding that language usage and length of residence are vital factors in determining the level of acculturation.
  • Bell said: ‘Once intellectual ability was the be-all and end-all.’

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