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on balance

Definition of on balance in English:

When all factors are taken into consideration: on balance, he was pleased with how things had gone
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  • What we must try to do is to judge the overall effect on balance.
  • Overall, on balance, did we get it as right as we knew how to do at the time?
  • I consider that, on balance, the plaintiff should bear the brunt of the costs of this litigation.
overall, all in all, all things considered, taking everything into consideration/account, by and large, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, on the whole, in general, generally, generally speaking, largely, to a large extent, to a great degree
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