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after all used to remind the listener of an important fact or to ask the listener to consider this fact. [2 definitions]
all along from the beginning; the whole time.
all clear the signal that an air raid or disaster drill is over.
All Fools' Day April Fools' Day.
all in all with every factor taken into account; in general.
all of a sudden suddenly; without warning.
all over in every part of something; everywhere.
all over with completed; finished.
all right meeting minimum standards; satisfactorily. [5 definitions]
All Saints' Day in some Christian churches, a festival on November 1 that celebrates all the saints; Allhallows.
All Souls' Day in some Christian churches, a day of prayer for the dead, usu. on November 2.
all the same nevertheless; nonetheless. [2 definitions]
all the time very often.
all thumbs not well coordinated or dextrous, esp. in using the hands; clumsy.
all told including everyone or everything; counting all.
all wet completely wrong; mistaken.
all-American pertaining to an individual or group of players selected as the best in the United States in any particular sport. [5 definitions]
all-around able to do a variety of things; not specialized; versatile. [2 definitions]
all-important extremely important; absolutely necessary; indispensable.
all-nighter a night spent without sleeping, esp. in order to work on something.