At the end of the day
Does that not irk you when you hear "At the end of the day?"
It irks me.
I mean I see a lot of athletes use it.
"Ya know man at the end of the day it all comes down to the line."
What the fuck? The end of the day? Why not just say something like "It all comes down to the line." You omit "At the end of the day " and eliminate obviousness plus redundancy.
In learning journalistic principles we learned as a class how to get rid of redundancy.
At the end of the day the walrus got whalloped by a goomba. Or the walrus got whalloped. For coherrencys sake I think we are okay with the latter.
At the end of the day should be omitted because it is highly redundant. That and the qualms I have with the friggin word befriend. It just doesn't want to roll off the tongue but rather lull there.
I got a lot wrong...hahhahahahh!
Either way just remember when you're playing chess what's at the end of the day ? A victory? Or a conceptual victory in your mind.