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English definition of “all things considered”

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all things considered

C1 Someone might say that something is good all things considered to mean it was generally good although the situation was not perfect: I think the party was great, all things considered - I mean we didn't have much time to prepare and no help, but it still went well.
Translations of “all things considered”
in Chinese (Traditional) 考慮到所有因素,總的說來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 考虑到所有因素,总的说来…
(Definition of all things considered from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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