Meaning of AFTER ALL in English

AFTER ALL

adv. phr. 1. As a change in plans; anyway. Used with emphasis on "after". Bob thought he couldn't go to the party because he had too much homework, but he went after all. 2. For a good reason that you should remember. Used with emphasis on "all". Why shouldn't Betsy eat the cake? After all, she baked it.

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