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be-all and end-allSomething considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.Rate it:

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the end all-be allSomething ultimate; the best part of something; the thing which solves all problems associated with something.Rate it:

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all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of ASaid before doing something, usually with a determined, resolute tone.Rate it:

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to get hold of wrong end of the stickto not understand the situation correctlyRate it:

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end upTo conclude, turn out, sometimes unexpectedly.Rate it:

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stand on endTo stand erect, bristle, especially from fear.Rate it:

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get one's end awayTo have sex.Rate it:

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deep endThe part of a swimming pool with relatively deep water.Rate it:

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arse end of nowhereA very remote place.Rate it:

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at the end of one's ropeAlternative form of at the end of one's tetherRate it:

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at the end of one's ropeOut of options; having no more options.Rate it:

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at the end of one's tetherAt the limit of one’s patience; frustrated or annoyed..Rate it:

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at the end of the dayIn summary; ultimately.Rate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer in the competition. Voted off. Eliminated.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer living. Dead.Rate it:

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at the receiving endAlternative form of on the receiving end.Rate it:

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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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bitter endThe end of a long and difficult process.Rate it:

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business endThe part of a tool or other similar item, that is physically used for its operation, rather than the part which is held.Rate it:

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come to a sticky endTo die unpleasantly due to one's actions.Rate it:

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come to an endTo stop; to cease; to no longer continue.Rate it:

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dead endcul-de-sacRate it:

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dead endA path or strategy that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.Rate it:

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deep endA situation where expertise or experience is required.Rate it:

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end inTo have at the ending; to have as its termination.Rate it:

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end ofA short form of end of story.Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.Rate it:

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end of the lineThe termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.Rate it:

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end of the worldAny change that seems catastrophic or devastating.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of habitability for life on Earth.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of humanity.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of the planet Earth.Rate it:

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end stateThe specified situation at the successful completion of the final phase of a military operation.Rate it:

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end stateUsed other than as an idiom: Any ending state..Rate it:

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end upTo arrive at a destination, sometimes unexpectedly.Rate it:

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end upTo eventually do.Rate it:

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get on the end ofTo connect with.Rate it:

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hear the end of itTo cease to be told about, or nagged because of, something.Rate it:

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hold up one's endI'm holding up my end and you had better hold up yours.Rate it:

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hold up one's endTo hold up one's end of the bargain; to fulfill one's promise or obligation.Rate it:

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in at the deep endRate it:

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know which end is upTo possess sound judgment or common sense; to have a clear understanding of a situation.Rate it:

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light at the end of the tunnelA better situation after long hardship.Rate it:

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like the back end of a busVery unattractive.Rate it:

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living endThe most extreme form of something or the final and most impactful development in a series of events - whether favorable or unfavorableRate it:

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loose endA small job that needs to be done, or minor problem that needs to be resolved, before a task can be considered complete.Rate it:

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loose endThe end of a rope that has not been fastened.Rate it:

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meet a sticky endTo die unpleasantly due to one's actions.Rate it:

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