all (that) one can do

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Definition of all (that) one can do

used to indicate the difficulty of doing or not doing something It was all (that) I could do to keep from laughing!

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“All (that) one can do.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20%28that%29%20one%20can%20do. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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