all of something

informal
used for emphasizing how large or small an amount is

It's going to cost all of £2,000 just to decorate the dining room.

It took me all of ten seconds to realize what was going on.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (be) all for something doing something — be all for sth/for doing sth idiom (informal) to believe strongly that sth should be done • They re all for saving money where they can. Main entry: ↑allidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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