【N2】あげく(に)/ageku ni

Meaning/意味

in the end / finally / after all that effort / as a result / on top of all that ~” .

How to make/作り方

Noun + のあげく(に)
Verb-casual, past + あげく(に)

example sentences/例文 (audio/音声付き)

いろいろ考えたあげく、今年はアメリカに行くのをやめた。
Iroiro kangaeta ageku kotoshi wa America ni iku no wo yameta.
I thought and thought and decided not to go to USA this year.

30分も待ったあげく、欲しかったケーキが売り切れで買えなかった。
Sanjuppun mo matta ageku hoshikatta kaki ga urikire de kaenakatta.
After waiting a good 30 minutes, the cake that I wanted was sold out and I couldn’t buy it.

彼女は酔っ払って騒いだあげく、寝てしまった。
Kanojo wa yopparatte sawaida ageku neteshimatta.
She got drunk and made a big racket, but in the end he fell fast asleep.