all that


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

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all that was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“All that.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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