all told
adverb Date: 1828 with everything or everyone taken into account ; in all <
expecting eight guests all told
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • all told — This phrase, meaning ‘when all are counted or included’, is first recorded in 1850. Originally used in contexts that included numbers (e.g. There are 12 all told), it has now spread to unquantified contexts (e.g. All told, I enjoyed life in the… …   Modern English usage

  • All told — 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 told —     All told means the final number, when everything has been counted.     The number of visitors to the exhibition, all told, was 2543 …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • all told — ► all told in total. Main Entry: ↑all …   English terms dictionary

  • all told — adverb with everything included or counted (Freq. 2) altogether he earns close to a million dollars • Syn: ↑altogether, ↑in all * * * adverb : everything counted : in all …   Useful english dictionary

  • all told — after everyone or everything in a group has been counted The property must have been nearly a thousand acres all told. See: in all …   English dictionary

  • all told — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Counting or including everything. * /Including candy sale profits we have collected $300 all told./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all told — {adv. phr.}, {informal} Counting or including everything. * /Including candy sale profits we have collected $300 all told./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all told — adverb With everything included, counted or summed. I think they had over 300 people there, all told …   Wiktionary

  • all\ told — adv. phr. informal Counting or including everything. Including candy sale profits we have collected $300 all told …   Словарь американских идиом

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