all that


Definition of all that

: to an indicated or suggested extent or degree : so didn't take his threats all that seriously

Examples of all that in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hypothetically, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can mess all that up. Adam Rogers, Wired, "The Strange and Twisted Tale of Hydroxychloroquine," 11 Nov. 2020 But a bar fight and subsequent arrest change all that. Joan Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘Simon the Fiddler’ explores the redemptive power of music," 10 Nov. 2020 Ariana Grande is in a strong position to retain top spot on the U.K. singles chart, though Miley Cyrus could change all that. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Miley Cyrus Takes on Ariana Grande For U.K. No. 1," 9 Nov. 2020 With all that in place, Pittsburgh might be best positioned to dethrone the Chiefs in the AFC. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Breaking down the rest of the Browns’ 2020 schedule in haiku: This Week in the Cleveland Browns," 9 Nov. 2020 Bellwether, swing state, national microcosm - Is Ohio still all that? Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, "Bellwether no more? Ohio misses presidential pick for first time since 1960," 8 Nov. 2020 In 2005, Bezucha critiqued all that with The Family Stone, an exemplary, ironic Christmas movie. Armond White, National Review, "Let Him Go: A Morally Superior Neo-Western," 6 Nov. 2020 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but this eye beholds that those two little tweaks do the looks of this midsize wagon no favors. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country: How to ruin a station wagon," 3 Nov. 2020 After you’ve made the tomatillo salsa, all that’s left to do is place your corn tortillas on a sheet pan, top with cheese and an egg, and broil until the egg is cooked to your liking. Taylor Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Breakfast Tacos," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of all that

1945, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2020

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“All that.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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