all in all

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - all in all

"all in all"

considering everything


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - all in all

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was the movie?

Friend 2:  The plot was a little hard to follow.  The special effects were really good.  The acting was so-so.  I really liked the soundtrack.

Friend 1:  So, all in all?

Friend 2:  Taking everything into consideration, I would recommend the movie.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - all in all

Two managers are talking ...

Manager 1:  I think I might have to fire Luke. What do you think of his performance?

Manager 2:  He always shows up to work on time. He is somewhat slow to adopt new ideas and techniques. I suppose he also has a problem with getting along with his coworkers.  And there was that suspicion last year that he was stealing from the company.  All in all, yes, perhaps you should let Luke go.

all in all - Usage:


all in all - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for all in all.

all in all - Examples:

1)  The story is entertaining, and suspenseful. All in all, a delightful book for all ages.

2)  We attend conferences and have field trips. All in all, we have fun helping others while learning people and organizational skills to ...

3)  The "green card" subplot was interesting, but unremarkable for House. All in all, it was a pretty average episode.

4)  ... which I have either created or modified from experiments I found on the internet. All in all, I have probably researched and written 500 pages of documents for physics ...

5)  ... out perfect synchronization yet, so workarounds will have to do for now. All in all, you shouldn't have too many problems.

6)  The experience may feel a little different or vary in ways, but, all in all, not much really changes, all things being equal.

7)  However, all in all, the cost of information, technology AND education, will approach zero ...

8)  All in all, Milan was a good base camp for our trip.

9)  All in all, there are three steps to becoming an architect. They are getting ...

10)  ... good health, a strong family foundation, and extreme luck in business.  All in all -- my life has been blessed, and I hope in some way ...

11)  ... talk about the Field museum without referencing their incredible T-Rex fossil skeleton named Sue. All in all, a great time and great museum to enjoy with or without kids ...

12)  ... but that is my only complaint about this novel. All in all it was a great read.

13)  ... can get my annual leave from work paid (again at half pay). All in all it looks like I will continue to be paid for 50 weeks, ...

14)  We are already clearly in a "growth recession." All in all, I put the odds of an outright recession sometime this year at ...

15)  We may be exhausted, I may be worried about her eczema, but all in all, we are blessed.

16)  ... some I like a lot and others that are fine, but all in all it is an agreeable album. 

17)  ... since the dates of those are disputed, it again fails to prove much. All in all, it's a combination of guesswork and an argument from silence ...

18)  ... games with a knee injury, was able to step in for Carpenter and " all in all, he did a good job.

19)  Strategically, he was a good general but, all in all, he was foolish. He ignored the Chinese warning and lined troops ...

20)  ... there's nothing implausible about the reported data.... All in all, there was nothing particularly strange about this month's jobs reports.