all the(1)
{adj. phr.}, {dial.} The only. * /A hut was all the home he ever had./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • all the(1) — {adj. phr.}, {dial.} The only. * /A hut was all the home he ever had./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all right(1) — {adv. phr.} 1. Well enough. * /The new machine is running all right./ 2. {informal} I am willing; yes. * / Shall we watch television? All right. / Compare: VERY WELL. 3. {informal} Beyond question, certainly. Used for emphasis and placed after… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all right(1) — {adv. phr.} 1. Well enough. * /The new machine is running all right./ 2. {informal} I am willing; yes. * / Shall we watch television? All right. / Compare: VERY WELL. 3. {informal} Beyond question, certainly. Used for emphasis and placed after… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • All the whole — All All, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle, Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel. allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and Gael. uile, W. oll.] 1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all the time — {adv. phr.} 1. or[all the while] During the whole period; through the whole time. * /Mary went to college in her home town and lived at home all the while./ * /Most of us were surprised to hear that Mary and Tom had been engaged all year, but Sue …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the way — or[the whole way] {adv. phr.} 1. From start to finish during the whole distance or time. * /Jack climbed all the way to the top of the tree./ * /Joe has played the whole way in the football game and it s almost over./ 2. In complete agreement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the time — {adv. phr.} 1. or[all the while] During the whole period; through the whole time. * /Mary went to college in her home town and lived at home all the while./ * /Most of us were surprised to hear that Mary and Tom had been engaged all year, but Sue …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all the way — or[the whole way] {adv. phr.} 1. From start to finish during the whole distance or time. * /Jack climbed all the way to the top of the tree./ * /Joe has played the whole way in the football game and it s almost over./ 2. In complete agreement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • All the better — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All the same — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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