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the be-all and end-all

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe be-all and end-allthe be-all and end-allIMPORTANTthe most important part of a situation or of someone’s lifethe be-all and end-all of For Jim, making money was the be-all and end-all of his job. be
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the be-all and end-allIs food and comfort the be-all and end-all?However, it was said that looking at the employee's base was not the be-all and end-all.However, weight is not the be-all and end-all and you must keep a check on your general shape and fitness.
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