all things considered
all things considered (not comparable)
- (modal, idiomatic) Generally speaking; in terms of the big picture.
- Of course some areas are more dangerous than others, but all things considered Glasgow is quite a safe place to live.
- 1906, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, Chapter 7
- Jurgis lost his temper very little, however, all things considered.
- (modal, idiomatic) Despite possible indications to the contrary.
- Though only a few people attended the premiere, all things considered the play was rather a success.
- (modal, idiomatic) Within the constraints of the situation.
- Although rationing was strict, they had a couple of chickens and a vegetable patch and they ate well, all things considered.
- (generally speaking) all in all, by and large, for the most part, in the main, on the whole; see also Thesaurus:mostly or Thesaurus:generally
- (contrary to indications) actually, as a matter of fact, in fact; see also Thesaurus:actually
- (within constraints) nevertheless, otherwise
- French: tout bien considéré, tout bien réfléchi
- Italian: tutto sommato
- Portuguese: no final das contas
- Russian: учи́тывая все обстоя́тельства