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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Photo: John Parra/Getty Images. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are like America's Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — just, well, without all that royalty stuff. Samantha Sasso,, "Kristen Bell's Summer Beauty Secret Is Wearing Gloves In The Pool," 10 July 2018 Now all that's left is to prepare to book your 2019 flights via Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "This Private Airline Is Offering Incredible First Class Tickets You Can Actually Afford," 9 July 2018 When investors cooled on emerging markets, all that left Argentina painfully exposed. The Economist, "Argentina’s currency crisis is far from over," 5 July 2018 Today, all that remains of the Ford factory is an expansive tract of bare land in the middle of the middle-class Highland Park neighborhood, where a lone smokestack juts up from the old steam plant. Jay Walljasper, WIRED, "The Bitter Battle to Turn an Old Factory Into a 21st Century 'Eco-Village'," 3 July 2018 Since those sessions aren't open to the media, all that reporters and fans had to go on was the team's word. Jason Jones, sacbee, "Harry Giles made his Kings debut during the California Classic. Here's how he fared," 2 July 2018 McConnell and his Republican colleagues lifted the filibuster rule during the 2017 nomination of current Justice Neil Gorsuch, meaning a simple majority is all that the GOP will need to push through the president's nominee. Abby Livingston And Emma Platoff, star-telegram, "Ted Cruz, John Cornyn likely to play big roles in picking Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement," 27 June 2018 But all that has not stopped this queen from reigning. Megan Friedman, Seventeen, ""Drag Race" Finalist Eureka O’Hara Says It's Time for Big Girls To Rule The World," 25 June 2018 At the end of the day, all that's left is a strong, powerful, and beautiful soul. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "A Beginner’s Guide to Communicating With Spirits on the Other Side," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of all that

1945, in the meaning defined above

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