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After lunch I usually review my cases then visit the patients in the TB ward. All being well, I'm out of the clinic by 6pm. We eat dinner around seven. Unfortunately, there's often a power-cut at this time, so we quite often have to eat in the dark. Still, I guess that's all part of the adventure!

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What is the meaning of "all being well" in the above context?

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    It's a participle clause meaning "In the case that all is well". – Victor Bazarov Oct 22 '15 at 15:57
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    And syntactically it is an absolute clause. – StoneyB Oct 22 '15 at 16:00
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    "All being well" means "if everything goes the way that I want/expect it to" – James Webster Oct 22 '15 at 16:00
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    I disagree with closing this as answerable with a dictionary. Searching for "all being well" doesn't have clearly understandable results, especially because "being" can be interpreted as an entity and not a participle. – ColleenV Oct 22 '15 at 16:28
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    @ColleenV - Moreover, in this context, conceivably, all being well could mean, "If everything goes well," but it could also mean, "If all the patients are doing well." – J.R. Jan 6 '17 at 15:50
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'All being well' means 'If everything is as it should be' or 'If everything goes smoothly.'

  • Thank you for your answer, but please add an explanation and citation (of a dictionary or other reliable source) to improve the quality of your answer. – LMS Jan 6 '17 at 14:53
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It's like "All is well" that means everything is just fine.

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