Entry from US English dictionary
The thing that is final or definitive.
- 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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