British Dictionary definitions for all told (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for all told (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for all told
past tense of tell, from Old English talde, past tense of tellan (see tell (v.)).
Idioms and Phrases with all told (1 of 2)
Added up, in summation, as in The ferry will hold 80 passengers all told, or All told, his proposal makes some good points. This idiom, first recorded in 1850, uses the verb tell in the sense of “count.”
Idioms and Phrases with all told (2 of 2)
see all told; I told you so; little bird told me. also see under tell.