above\ all\ else
• above all (else)
• first and last
1. adv. phr. above all (else)
Of first or highest importance; most especially.

Children need many things, but above all they need love.

Syn.: first and last
2. adv. phr. (first and last)
Most noticeably; all the time; chiefly.

He was first and last a school teacher.

Steven joined the army because first and last he wanted to help his country.

Syn.: above all

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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