be all end all

be-all and end-all

[bee-awl uhnd end-awl]
noun
the central and all-important part: His work was the be-all and end-all of his existence.

Origin:
1595–1605

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be-all and end-all
 
n
1.  the ultimate aim or justification: to provide help for others is the be-all and end-all of this group
2.  jocular often a person or thing considered to be beyond improvement

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