all there

adjective

Definition of all there

  1. 1 :  in full possession of one's mental faculties :  sane behaved in such a way as to make one wonder if he was quite all there —not often in formal use

  2. 2 slang :  alert and well informed :  quick-witted wide-awake, alert, all there; he knows just where he is and what he means and where he is going — Times Literary Supplement

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1821

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1821


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