Michael IELTS Band 9
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Everyday UK Expressions (19): At the end of the day,…. / When all is said and done, ….

At the end of the day,…. / When all is said and done, ….<o:p></o:p>

Today, we will make a foray into the world of clichés.  When giving your opinions, or describing something, you can finish with “At the end of the day” and follow it with the key point that sums up what you have said.<o:p></o:p>

For example, after a lengthy analysis of why my football team lost their previous match, I could say: “At the end of the day, the other team scored more goals than us.  It’s as simple as that.”<o:p></o:p>

This expression is totally synonymous with “When all is said and done, ….”.  This expression is less common, in my experience.  I have added it to give some variety and also because it could help you to feel the context better. <o:p></o:p>

Both expressions are fixed and so, if you adapt them, they will probably sound strange. <o:p></o:p>

I look forward to your efforts, as ever.<o:p></o:p>

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Oct 8, 2016 8:09 AM
Comments · 5
Good work, Suade.  "point in"
October 8, 2016

Thank you for another good expression.

 Here's my try:

In this world, many people are being discriminated against based on their skin color, religion or race. I can't see any point for such acts. At the end of the day, we are all humans and must be treated equally regardless of our differences.

October 8, 2016
Well done, Fenfen. Good example.
October 8, 2016

Don‘t be too hard on yourself. At the end of of the day, you have put much effort into this project.

Are these two expressions similar to the word anyway?

October 8, 2016

At the end of the day, all agreed to start a business together. It is a common expression used to summarise the situation or to tell the result but the 2nd one is not so common as you said.

When all is said and done, all students agreed to go to a place they had never been before.

October 14, 2016
Michael IELTS Band 9
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