carry all/everything before (one)

idiom

Definition of carry all/everything before (one)

literary
: to be completely successful
  • This young boxer has the talent to carry all before him.

Word by Word Definitions

carry play
  1. : to move while supporting : transport

  2. : to convey by direct communication

  3. : conduct, escort

  1. : carrying power

  2. : portage

  3. : the act or method of carrying

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

everything play
  1. : all that exists

  2. : all that relates to the subject

  3. : all that is important

before play
  1. : in advance : ahead

  2. : at an earlier time

  1. : forward of : in front of

  2. : in the presence of

  3. : under the jurisdiction or consideration of

  1. : earlier than the time that

  2. : sooner or quicker than

  3. : so that … do not


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