beall and end all
be all and end all or be-all and end-all (bēʹôl' ənd ĕndʹôl') n.
The quintessential or all-important element: “Not that the more spectacular athleticism is the be all and end all of free skating. Spins... and intricate step sequences are also important” (Howard Bass).

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