Posted by ESC on September 06, 2004
In Reply to: All in all=after all? posted by Jo on September 06, 2004
: Hi there,
: I saw "all in all" being used somewhere. I don't recall how it was used.
: -All in all=after all?
: Do I have it right?
Not exactly. Someone else may be able to discuss the difference better than I.
all in all -- on the whole. GENERALLY. All in all, things might have been worse.
1 : in spite of considerations or expectations to the contrary : NEVERTHELESS Decided to take the train after all. Didn't rain after all.
2 : in view of all circumstances Literature which is after all only a special department of reading -- W. W. Watt.