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Idioms and Phrases with all of

all of

1

The entire amount of something, as in The baby ate all of his cereal. This usage is relatively new, the word of being included only from about 1800 on.

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2

No less than, at least, as in Although she looked much younger, she was all of seventy. [First half of 1800s]

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Historical Examples

  • There was one instant of confusion in the faces of all-of absolute silence.

    The Lane That Had No Turning, Complete

    Gilbert Parker