all\ in\ all

I. n. phr. literary
the person or thing that you love most.

She was all in all to him.

Music was his all in all.

II. adv. phr. or in all
When everything is thought about; in summary; altogether.

All in all, it was a pleasant day's cruise.

All in all, the pilot of an airplane must have many abilities and years of experience before he can be appointed.

Compare: on the whole(1)

Counting the balls on the green, we have six golf balls in all.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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