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grand total

The final amount after adding several different numbers or sums. After everything was accounted for, the cost of remodeling the kitchen came to a grand total of $4,500.
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in total

As a sum; taken together. In total, there have been 15 road deaths in the state so far this year. We're anticipating about 175 guests in total.
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perfect stranger

 and total stranger
Fig. a person who is completely unknown [to oneself]. I was stopped on the street by a perfect stranger who wanted to know my name. If a total stranger asked me such a personal question, I am sure I would not answer!
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total something up

to add up the total of something. Please total the bill up and let me see the cost. Total up the bill and give it to me.
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sum total

The entirety, everything, as in I spent all day in the kitchen and the sum total of my efforts is this cake. [Mid-1600s]
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total up

To calculate something, especially by addition: At the end of the game, the judge totaled the points up and declared the winner. We totaled up all the items in our shopping cart to make sure we had enough money.
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1. mod. wrecked; damaged beyond repair. (From totally wrecked.) The car was totaled. There was nothing that could be saved.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tom was too totaled to talk.
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in total

All together; entirely.
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The development will be delivered for a total projected investment of $5 million.
The number of offenses, however, was 4 percent higher than in 1988 and 19 percent above the 1983 total.
Regionally, the West and Midwest each registered a 4-percent increase in the total number of Crime Index offenses reported.
According to statistical data gathered by the Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB), activity for the month of October shows total construction volume is $6.
For the second straight month, heavy construction continues to keep California's total statewide construction volume on the plus side in September totaling $6.
In the first nine months of 2003 public works construction (highway-heavy plus government owned buildings) totals $12.
However, even with these large projects, total construction activity for August is $5.
Also in April, the total dollar volume of the largest private nonresidential building projects account for $148.
Bartolotto says while total nonresidential building, adjusted for inflation, is forecast at $13.
Another downturn indicator is when projects and contracts of less than $10 million in size are separated out, the year-to-date public works construction totals drop substantially.
Still, the state's total construction volume for the first two months of 2001 totaled $10.
By comparison, January's highway-heavy total was $439 million which was approximately the same monthly total as December 1999.
Total building construction (residential and nonresidential) currently totals $31.
Further, the six month nonbuilding activity totals $3.
Additionally, in the first five months of 1999 private nonresidential building totals $6.