At the end of the day seems to have a straight meaning. But it’s an expression and its meaning is a bit tricky. It means the most important part of something.
First time I heard that I thought it exactly means at the end of the day! More I heard it in movies and here and there, more I doubt that I understand the right meaning.
I search to find what is going on. As you know it too, urbandictionary.com is the best source in such cases:
At the end of the day
An irritating verbal crutch, indicating closure or synopsis, for morons who are incapable of finishing a sentence without incorporating at least one tired cliché.
A saying mostly used by people trying to prove points without having any other intelligent way of expressing it.
You know what? I completely agree! Not all expressions and proverbs that are used by native language users are the wise ones!
There are plenty of such meaningless Idioms, which are used vastly.
Let’s more wisely rather as it’s common!
In order to learn real English, I used to read books like tales from Shakespeare.
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