other things being equal


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other things being equal

In the event that all aspects of a situation remain the same. Now, I know there are a lot of risks involved, but, other things being equal, I think we should still move ahead with the deal. Alexis is really nervous about committing to a mortgage, but, other things being equal, it will prove to be a great investment.
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other things being equal

 and all things being equal
Cliché if things stay the way they are now; if there are no complications from other factors. Other things being equal, we should have no trouble getting your order to you on time. I anticipate no problems, all things being equal.
See also: being, equal, other, thing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

other things being equal

Also, all else being equal. Given the same circumstances, as in Other things being equal, I prefer the green sofa. This term is a translation of the Latin phrase ceteris paribus, which was widely used until the 18th century, when it began to be replaced by the English equivalent.
See also: being, equal, other, thing
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.

other (or all) things being equal

provided that other factors or circumstances remain the same.
1996 E. D. Hirsch Jr. Schools We Need Other things being equal, students from good-home schools will always have an educational advantage over students from less-good-home schools.
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other/all things being ˈequal

if nothing else changes; if other conditions remain the same: Other things being equal, prices will rise if people’s incomes rise.
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other things being equal

See all other things being equal.
See also: being, equal, other, thing
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