all that


Definition of all that 

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

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Rectangular icebergs aren’t even all that unusual, although this one is a bit more rectangular than most. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Spots Strange Rectangular Iceberg in Antarctica," 23 Oct. 2018 Despite these recent incidents, shark attacks aren’t all that common. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "American tourist in Bahamas bitten by shark while spearfishing," 24 Sep. 2018 Smoothies may contain more fiber than juices, but not 100% of the time — and certainly not by all that much. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Is Jamba Juice Healthy? Smoothie Fans Might Not Like the Answer," 29 Aug. 2018 Another factor for pricing is getting all that new production, from places like Texas, through pipelines built in a different era fast enough to satisfy growing global demand. Lucas Laursen, Fortune, "The U.S. Could Soon Reclaim the World's Oil Crown," 12 July 2018 The absence of all that extra space (combined with the standardization and mass production of building materials) is what made detached single-family housing inexpensive and accessible to different classes in the first place. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "Our homes don’t need formal spaces," 11 July 2018 Take a moment to consider all that's changed over the last two years: What have been the central themes? Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What July's Aquarius Horoscope Means for You," 29 June 2018 Now all that’s left are the stairs leading to its 30-foot cobblestone base. Thomas Graham,, "Walking these seven hills of San Francisco a peak experience," 28 June 2018 Our fights over social media touched on all that was wrong with our relationship: the misunderstandings, the diverging interests, the insecurity and professional jealousy. Shaunacy Ferro, The Cut, "I Unfollowed My Boyfriend on Twitter to Save Our Relationship," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of all that

1945, in the meaning defined above

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