Idiom: be-all and end-all
— Getting accepted into an Ivy League university is the be-all and end-all for me.
— My sister thought becoming a cheerleader was the be-all and end-all but she really hates how snobby the girls are on the cheerleading squad.
— In junior high, owning a designer purse was the be-all end-all, while in high school it was owning a car.
— My brother thinks he's the be-all and end-all because he's the quarterback of his football team but I think he's a jerk.
— Fancy iPhones are the be-all and end-all for my kids but I simply can't afford to buy them.
— My husband's Mercedes coupe is his be-all and end-all.
— A summer house in the Hampton's is the be-all and end-all for my wife but I really hate that lifestyle.
— When I was 16, I thought my 20 year-old boyfriend was the be-all and end-all but now I'm so embarrassed I was ever with him.
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