end-all

[ end-awl ]
/ ˈɛndˌɔl /

noun

the ultimate purpose, object, or conclusion: Money is the be-all and end-all of his existence.
something that brings things to such an end or conclusion.

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Origin of end-all

First recorded in 1595–1605
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end-all

noun

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