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1In all respects:‘it was a bad day all round’
- ‘England are hoping for good news all round.’
- ‘Share buy-backs can be good news all round.’
- ‘It is by far the best all round sport and can be done by people of all abilities, young or old.’
- ‘But that was a bad day all round and we never got going, it was backs to the wall the whole time.’
- ‘Indeed I don't think any of us emerged with any credit on a day which we will have to write off as a bad experience all round.’
2For or by each person:‘drinks all round’
- ‘Some of these people are much more important than the rest of us but some are just rascals all round.’
- ‘Now it was our turn, with big smiles and handshakes all round as we went through the final safety briefs.’
- ‘This was truly a magnificent display of power rugby by the team and indeed a superb all round team effort.’
- ‘Either way it is bad news all round especially for the poor man under a train.’
- ‘Satisfied and with a newly acquired tan we also indulged in pitchers of drinks all round and some photo taking.’
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