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    "In toto" as an alternative for "in the end"

    Can you say, instead of:

    "With this loan, you'll be worse off in the end"

    "With this loan, you'll be worse off in toto"?

    "In toto" means "as a whole" or "totally", but I'm not sure if the second phrase retains the meaning of the first phrase.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: "In toto" as an alternative for "in the end"

    It doesn't to me- in the end suggests that the loan will become increasingly less favourable over time, which is lost.

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