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Idioms for world
- to give birth to; bear: My grandmother brought nine children into the world.
- to deliver (a baby): the doctor brought many children into the world.
- for any consideration, however great: She wouldn't come to visit us for all the world.
- in every respect; precisely: You look for all the world like my Aunt Mary.
- at all; ever: I never in the world would have believed such an obvious lie.
- from among all possibilities: Where in the world did you find that hat?
Origin of world
SYNONYMS FOR world
OTHER WORDS FROM worldcoun·ter·world, nounin·ter·world, noun
Words nearby world
British Dictionary definitions for for all the world (1 of 2)
- (of a midwife, doctor, etc) to deliver (a baby)
- to give birth to
Word Origin for world
British Dictionary definitions for for all the world (2 of 2)
noun The World
Idioms and Phrases with for all the world (1 of 2)
In all respects, precisely, as in She looked for all the world like Greta Garbo. [Late 1300s]
Also, not for the world. Not for anything, not at any price. For example, I wouldn't give up chocolate for all the world, or Not for the world would I reveal your secret. This hyperbolic expression is generally part of a negative statement. [First half of 1800s] For a synonym, see not for love or money.
Idioms and Phrases with for all the world (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with world
- world is one's oyster, the
- world of good, a
- all over the place (world)
- best of both worlds
- bring into the world
- come up (in the world)
- dead to the world
- for all the world
- go out (of the world)
- in one's own world
- it's a small world
- laugh and the world laughs with you
- man of the world
- move up (in the world)
- not for all the tea in china (for the world)
- on earth (in the world), what
- on top of the world
- out of this world
- set the world on fire
- think a lot (the world) of
- third world
- with the best will in the world