have (someone or something) (all) to oneself

idiom

Definition of have (someone or something) (all) to oneself

: to be in a situation in which one is not required to share someone or something with anyone else
  • I'm happy to have you to myself tonight; it will give us a chance to talk privately.
  • We have the entire evening to ourselves.
  • She has the house all to herself this weekend.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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