told » total

Chiefly in:   all total

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • All total there are 13 Improvs and there are plans to open five more in the coming year, says Tony Baldino, president of Comedy Club Inc., the company that owns the Improvs. (Baltimore Sun, Jan. 10, 2002)
  • There are also some good places for a quick sandwich, but all total, there are not that many restaurants in the four-block area we call downtown. (New Bern Sun Journal, NC, Nov 18,2004)
  • Also Friday, there will be a one mixed breed race and four thoroughbred races. All total there are 46 entries. (Daily Interlake, MT, Aug 18, 2005)
  • All total, the number of Guard personnel in the stricken states is about 40,000. (AP via Yahoo, Sep 4, 2005)

Analyzed or reported by:

Possibly a blend of all told and in total.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/09/05 |


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    Commentary by Mark Mandel , 2006/09/20 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve just registered on this site. I didn’t see this entry, so I tried to post a report of “all totaled”. As far as I can tell, it fell into the bit bucket regardless of anything I tried to do, following the directions.

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