sum total

noun
1.
complete numerical total: the sum total of my savings.
2.
essence; substance: The sum total of research in the field.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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sum total

The entirety, everything, as in I spent all day in the kitchen and the sum total of my efforts is this cake. [Mid-1600s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
The sum total of patent fees paid to the government is unknown.
Hazards there will always be in pioneering, but these are but an item in the
  sum total of the price of progress.
And the solicitation isn't the sum total of his marketing.
Each work of criticism is supposed to build upon the existing body of work, to
  increase the sum total of human understanding.
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