all and all vs all in all : Common Errors in English

About all and all vs all in all

“The dog got into the fried chicken, we forgot the sunscreen, and the kids started whining at the end, but all in all the picnic was a success.” “All in all” is a traditional phrase which can mean “all things considered,” “after all,” or “nevertheless.” People unfamiliar with the traditional wording often change it to “all and all,” but this is nonstandard.

all in all Meaning(s)

  • (r) with everything considered (and neglecting details)

all in all in News

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    on July 28, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

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