Posted by Lotg on March 15, 2004
In Reply to: When it's all said and done posted by Henry on March 14, 2004
: : : I know what it means - where does it come from? Any ideas?
: : Is this not one of those phrases that falls into the same category as 'wash your hands', it simply means what it says and is an arrangement of words that has probably arisen spontaneously in thousands of different, and unconnected, places and times.
: It's usually - When all is said and done.
Now that you mention it, that does sound right. And it makes more sense.