all things considered


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all things considered

Having weighed all aspects of a situation. Yeah, it rained a lot during our vacation, but all things considered, we had a great time. All things considered, she's making a great recovery.
See also: all, considered, thing

all things conˈsidered

considering all the facts, especially the problems or difficulties, of a situation: She’s had a lot of problems since her husband died but she seems quite cheerful, all things considered.
See also: all, considered, thing

all things considered

When everything has been taken into account. The modern sense implies a careful weighing of all circumstances involved, making this phrase a precautionary one (compare it to when all’s said and done). G. K. Chesterton used it as the title of a collection of his essays (1908), and it also is the name of a thoughtful talk show on U.S. public radio. In both cases it is the idea of thoughtfulness that is stressed. In ordinary speech the phrase has been in common use for about a century.
See also: all, considered, thing
References in classic literature ?
His character was not unkind, all things considered; it might have been a very kind one indeed, if he had only made some round mistake in the arithmetic that balanced it, years ago.
Yet, all things considered, she was not of an evil mind or an unkindly disposition.
It would be showy and picturesque enough, all things considered, though I would have preferred noonday, on account of the more theatrical aspect the thing would have.
Uncle Pumblechook, sensible of having deserved well of his fellow-creatures, said - quite vivaciously, all things considered - "Well, Mrs.
Struthers's, or else arrive after she had started--which, all things considered, would no doubt be the simplest solution.
All things considered, it was a relief when going-away time came.
For Hugh St John Vereker the day had gone, all things considered, swimminglythough he was himself no swimmer, not a man of water, truth to say, of any sortwell.
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All things considered, it was low-hanging fruit for the NHGOP chair to raise the issue, no matter what you think of it
He said: "He's in good order, all things considered.
"I feel pretty darn good, all things considered. I mean it was obviously a scary incident," he said at a news conference held with heavy security presence at Yonsei University's Severance Hospital.
But, all things considered, Sunderland are capable of picking up at least a point.
Zoo officials said the material held up well, all things considered. "We wrapped several pieces of denim around tyres and other toys.
Having said that, the much-criticised Joey Barton put things into perspective when he tweeted: "All things considered, I'd rather receive a bite than a leg-breaking challenge."