Idiom:  be-all and end-all


Idiom:  be-all and end-all

  • something really important or good
  • the ultimate or most important thing

Example sentences

— 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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