once and for all

once and for all
adverb
in a conclusive way (Freq. 2)
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we settled the problem conclusively

Syn: ↑conclusively
Ant: ↑inconclusively (for: ↑conclusively)
Derived from adjective: ↑conclusive (for: ↑conclusively)

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CONCLUSIVELY, decisively, finally, positively, definitely, definitively, irrevocably; for good, for always, forever, permanently.
once

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phrasal or once for all
1. : once and finally : once and decisively : once and be done with it

make up your mind once and for all

: definitely : with such finality as to preclude reservation or modification

deciding to settle the matter once for all

2. : for the last time : one time to end all times

I'm telling you once and for all

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once and for all
Once and once only, finally
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Main Entry:all

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once and for all phrase
completely and finally

The Supreme Court’s ruling should decide this matter once and for all.

Thesaurus: completely and thoroughlysynonym
Main entry: once

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once and for all (or once for all)
now and for the last time; finally

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once and for all — see once, 1
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once and for all — see once, 1
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once and for all
: now and for the last time

Let's settle this problem once and for all.

Winning its fourth straight championship game, the team proved once and for all that they are the best.

I'm asking you once and for all.

Please, once and for all, stop worrying.

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Main Entry:once

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once and for ˈall idiom
now and for the last time; finally or completely

We need to settle this once and for all.

Main entry:onceidiom

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