Idiom:  be-all and end-all

Definition

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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