On the whole

Do you know the English expression “on the whole“? Read the conversation. Can you guess the meaning?

Pedro: How is the new guy in the office?

Fernando: On the whole, he seems to be a good worker. He has only been here a few weeks though.

Does it mean:

a) in general

b) for now

c) at first

d) in some ways

The answer is below!↓

 

Answer: a) in general