Idiom:  at the end of the day


Idiom:  at the end of the day

  • after everything else has been considered
  • finally
  • ultimately

Example sentences

— I can give suggestions but at the end of the day it's your decision.

— We walked around for hours looking for the hotel. At the end of the day, we found someone who spoke English and asked to borrow their phone. 

— At the end of the day, we missed our flight because there was a long line at airport security.

— At the end of the day, you won't remember these examples of idioms unless you practice using them yourself.

— I know she's kind of obnoxious but at the end of the day she is an excellent accountant, which is what this firm needs.

— My husband loves his job and at the end of the day that's more important than a higher salary.

— At the end of the day, we took the earlier flight so that we could get home in time to relax before returning to work.

— It's more expensive, but at the end of the day we decided to get a nanny rather than enrolling our daughter in daycare.

— You don't have to get your timing belt changed right now but at the end of the day you do risk it breaking while driving and your car's engine cannot function without it.

— I decided not to go to Cancun with my friends. At the end of the day, I didn't have the money and I realized how stupid it would be to put all the expenses on my credit card.

— I was devastated when my wife left me but, at the end of the day, it's good that we got divorced.

— Our company has no choice but to lay off some of our employees. It's a difficult decision but at the end of the day the company will have to go out of business if we don't.


  • in the final analysis
  • when all is said and done
  • in the end

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