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a fin de cuentas

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a fin de cuentas
adv. when all is said and done

A Spanish-English Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4

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a fin de cuentas
= at the end of the day ; in the end ; in the final count ; in the grand scheme of things ; when (all/everything) is said and done ; after (all/everything) is said and done ; in the last analysis.
Ex: At the end of the day, the greatest need for the foreseeable future remains space for books and ordinary readers. Ex: This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario. Ex: In the final count, the method of delivery of the data is less important than the quality of information. Ex: This is largely clueless enthusiasm focused on things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things. Ex: When all is said and done, however, this great encyclopedia is now back on track after a period of confusion and frustration = No obstante, al final de cuentas esta gran enciclopedia vuelve a ser lo que era después de un periodo de confusión y frustración. Ex: And after all is said and done, hiring decisions, for the most part, are based on whether or not the candidate is likeable. Ex: In the last analysis, a microcomputer is a small computer and will be unsuitable for no other reason than the sheer size of the files involved.


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