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Related to all told: told off
In total. This phrase can be applied to numerical sums or to the collective aspects of something. I made a lot in tips this week—$300 all told. Yeah, it rained a lot during our vacation, but all told we had a great time.
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Fig. totaled up; including all parts. All told, he earned about $700 last week. All told, he has many fine characteristics.
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Added up, in summation, as in The ferry will hold 80 passengers all told, or All told, his proposal makes some good points. This idiom, first recorded in 1850, uses the verb tell in the sense of "count."
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all ˈtold(used with numbers) with everything/everyone included: So far there have been fourteen arrests all told.
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With everything considered; in all: All told, we won 100 games.
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