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all in all

Overall; mostly. This phrase is typically used when one is considering all aspects of something together. Sure, it rained on our vacation, but all in all we had a great time. All in all, the team has a bright future, even though they didn't make the playoffs this year.
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considering everything that has happened; in summary and in spite of any unpleasantness. All in all, it was a very good party. All in all, I'm glad that I visited New York City.
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(slightly formal)
considering everything All in all, it was an especially bad year for farmers, who were hit by low prices and bad weather.
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thinking about all parts of a situation together All in all, I think we can say the visit was a success.
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Taking everything into account, as in All in all our trip to Europe was a success. [First half of 1500s]
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Everything being taken into account: All in all, the criticism seemed fair.
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