- a thing or person regarded as being the ultimate or utmost
- chief or all-important element
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The be all end all is defined as something or someone who is considered to be a perfect specimen or the best and most desired.
An example of be-all-end-all is winning an Academy Award for a celebrity.
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The quintessential or all-important element: “Not that the more spectacular athleticism is the be all and end all of free skating. Spins … and intricate step sequences are also important” ( Howard Bass )