Completely in favor of something or someone, as in I'm all for eating before we leave, or The players are all for the new soccer coach. This colloquial phrase was first recorded in 1864.
For All Intents and Purposes vs. For All Intensive Purposes
Both for all intents and purposes and for all intensive purposes are widely used to mean “for all practical purposes” or “virtually.” But which one is correct? The standard idiom is for all intents and purposes, not for all intensive purposes, though if you were to say these two forms out loud it might be hard to tell the difference between the two. For all …
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