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No one expects the chips to totally replace animals just yet, but their ability to flag toxins could spare animals discomfort or death.

"At the end of the day, you have fewer animals being tested," said Dordick.

What's the meaning of 'at the end of the day' in this context? I'm quite sure it doesn't refer to the end of today. Thanks!
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No, it refers metaphorically to the time when the process is completed, all the pros and cons are weighed, or to quote another expression "when all is said and done."

I rather like the expression, but I read somewhere recently that it's been overused to the point where it sickens those who hear it. So, watch out Emotion: smile
DelmobileNo, it refers metaphorically to the time when the process is completed, all the pros and cons are weighed, or to quote another expression "when all is said and done."

I rather like the expression, but I read somewhere recently that it's been overused to the point where it sickens those who hear it. So, watch out Emotion: smile
Amen to that! I'm sure we'll soon come up with a new phrase to replace it. I have a feeling that it's newscasters that pick up on something like this from some prominent speaker and then spread it all over creation.
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See? What did I tell you? Emotion: smile

So Philip, how do you feel about the "table" expressions? What do they bring to the table, now we have a seat at the table, etc?
Hi,

If I may speak to this topic, I don't much like these 'table ' expressions at this point in time.

Clive Emotion: big smile
CliveHi,

If I may speak to this topic, I don't much like these 'table ' expressions at this point in time.

Clive Emotion: big smile
Especially when they are in your face!
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Bottom line, you have fewer animals being tested.
In conclusion,
you have fewer animals being tested.