Synonyms and Antonyms for be-all and end-all

1. be-all and end-all (n.)

the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim

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2. all (adj.)

quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class

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3. all (adv.)

to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

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4. be (v.)

have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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7. be (v.)

be identical or equivalent to

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9. be (v.)

work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

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10. be (v.)

represent, as of a character on stage

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