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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Maybe, at the end of the day, that’s all that love is. Lucie Zhang, Vogue, "What Living in New York Teaches You About Love," 7 Feb. 2019 That's because all that dust simply falls down, which means there's nothing to stop it from falling onto the rover's solar panels. Meghan Bartels,, "NASA Starts 45-Day Clock to Contact Mars Rover Opportunity as Dust Storm Wanes," 12 Sep. 2018 Now all that was left was a dubious glide ratio and the promise of an open field. Caroline Paul, Outside Online, "Caroline Paul on Her First Emergency Landing," 11 July 2018 These things, quite simply, are not a matter of public record or even all that well documented by reporters. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Brett Kavanaugh’s first claim as a Supreme Court nominee was bizarre," 10 July 2018 The Colts' snow removal, which helped force overtime but not ensure a Colts win in abysmal conditions, wasn't penalized because in that moment all that was violated was game operations policy. Jordan Guskey, Indianapolis Star, "NFL rule to penalize teams for moves similar to Indianapolis Colts' in snowy Buffalo," 7 July 2018 As long as the baby thrives and is growing, that’s all that matters. Korin Miller, SELF, "Jana Kramer on the Criticism She Received After Deciding Not to Breastfeed: 'It’s Just Frustrating'," 17 Jan. 2019 At first glance, Seattle’s reputation for rain and gray skies may dissuade families from checking out all that the city has to offer. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 20 Nov. 2018 If Purdue wins this, all that offseason momentum amplifies. Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star, "Ranking Indiana's top 50 college football games in 2018," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of all that

1945, in the meaning defined above

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