all in all

all in all
phrasal on the whole ; generally <
all in all, things might have been worse
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • All in all — All All, n. The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake. [1913 Webster] Death, as the Psalmist saith, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all in all(2) — or[in all] {adv. phr.} When everything is thought about; in summary; altogether. * /All in all, it was a pleasant day s cruise./ * /All in all, the pilot of an airplane must have many abilities and years of experience before he can he appointed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in all(2) — or[in all] {adv. phr.} When everything is thought about; in summary; altogether. * /All in all, it was a pleasant day s cruise./ * /All in all, the pilot of an airplane must have many abilities and years of experience before he can he appointed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in all(1) — {n. phr.}, {literary} The person or thing that you love most. * /She was all in all to him./ * /Music was his all in all./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in all(1) — {n. phr.}, {literary} The person or thing that you love most. * /She was all in all to him./ * /Music was his all in all./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • All in the wind — All All, n. The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake. [1913 Webster] Death, as the Psalmist saith, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in all — {adv. phr.} 1. All being counted; altogether. * /You have four apples and I have three bananas, making seven pieces of fruit in all./ * /In all we did very well./ 2. See: ALL IN ALL(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in all — {adv. phr.} 1. All being counted; altogether. * /You have four apples and I have three bananas, making seven pieces of fruit in all./ * /In all we did very well./ 2. See: ALL IN ALL(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • All in the Family — infobox television show name = All in the Family caption = The title screen as seen in the opening credits format = Sitcom runtime = 30 minutes location = CBS Television City, 7800 Beverly Boulevard [http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en um=1 ie=UTF 8 …   Wikipedia

  • all in a day's work — or[all in the day s work] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Unpleasant or bad but to be expected; not harder than usual; not unusual. * /Keeping ants away from a picnic lunch is all in the day s work./ * /When the car had a flat tire, Father said that it… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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