Hägar’s cliché of the day: “when all is said and done”

15 Dec

This is a common cliché (expression) when we want to summarise a situation. We use it to emphasise the most important fact in a situation. For example: “On our camping holiday, it rained a lot and our tent was destroyed in a storm. But when all is said and done, we had a great time!”

A similar expression has become popular in the last ten years or so: “at the end of the day”. But be careful – this version of the expression has a slightly low-class image, especially if you use it too often, like English football/soccer players.

when all is said and done

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