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21st July 2018

At the end of the day

We use this expression to introduce a conclusion or to summarise a position.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
We went into business to improve on the services other shops are offering.
OK - but at the end of the day, you are in business to make money.
Of course.
Example 2
The team didn't play well. I pity the manager.
Yes, but at the end of the day, it's the manager's responsibility to get a win.