from The Century Dictionary.
- noun All that is to be; the whole being.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Poetic The whole; all that is to be.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun poetic The
whole; all that is to be.
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"We think mobile is going to be the end-all and be-all of how we are going to communicate with the customer," she said.
It's by no means a vast sample size, and by no means is this a be-all, end-all project.
In context (but neo-McCarthyist hysterics like Potter don't fuss too much about context), Gose was pointing out, if perhaps a little clumsily, that the putative interests of Jewish students, for whom the over-protective Frank Dimant was presuming to speak, are not the be-all and the end-all.
Mr. Anthony says he doesn't picture algorithms ever becoming the "be-all, end-all of everything," but "clearly clients have expressed a demand for it."
"It does raise the bigger issue that when tests themselves, and the high-stakes nature of them, become the be-all and the end all, as opposed to teaching and learning."
Perhaps, they differ in the particulars, but both departments seem to worship mathematics as the be-all, end-all of economic inquiry and methodology.
You see, the president and Ms. Jarrett keep talking about jobs and competitiveness as if these tech companies are the end-all and be-all to economic recovery.
"Clearly, it's important — extremely important — for SpaceX to succeed because in the public, and in the congressional mind, the focus is on SpaceX," he said, but the first unmanned Falcon 9 test flight "is not the be-all and end-all of commercial crew."
Those people probably think I'm a dodo for not thinking that "winning" a bowl game or a world war is the be-all and end-all.
But gaining that love should not, CANNOT, be the be-all and the end-all of a relationship.