Words of the Week – at the end of the day


at the end of the day
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At the end of the day is used to summarize an argument and draw attention to the most important point. For example, if a Marketing Director was presenting a new product form to management, they could close with “at the end of the day, our customers want innovation, and this proposition will contribute $20 million in topline sales next year.”

Note: at the end of the day is currently one of the most popular buzzwords in US Business English. I hear it almost every day in meetings and one on one conversation with co-workers.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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