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au fond

[oh fawn] /oʊ ˈfɔ̃/
adverb, French.
at bottom or to the bottom; thoroughly; in reality; fundamentally. Unabridged
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  • The key thing, au fond, is to be graceful and not expect anything in return.
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au fond

/o fɔ̃/
fundamentally; essentially
Word Origin
literally: at the bottom
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