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Lingo
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:15:21 PM
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As a result, they came to a more balanced opinion overall.

What is the real meaning of "overall" in this sentence?

Thanks a lot.

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NKM
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"Overall" means "in general"; other (idiomatic) phrases are "by and large" and "broadly speaking".

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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:51:30 PM

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NKM wrote:
"Overall" means "in general"; other (idiomatic) phrases are "by and large" and "broadly speaking".


Agree. In addition it can mean "considering everything".
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