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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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all in all

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

all in all

Taking everything into account, as in All in all our trip to Europe was a success. [First half of 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

all in all

all things considered; on the whole.
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all in ˈall

when everything is considered: All in all the conference was a great success, despite the problems at the beginning.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

all in all

Everything being taken into account: All in all, the criticism seemed fair.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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