all in all(2)

[all in all(2)] or [in all] {adv. phr.} 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.