have (all) the earmarks

Definition of have (all) the earmarks

  1. :  to have qualities or characteristics that make something likely The business plan had (all) the earmarks of success.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

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

    : 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

    :  everybody, everything

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

earmarkplay earmarks
  1. :  a mark of identification on the ear of an animal

    :  a distinguishing mark

    :  a provision in Congressional legislation that allocates a specified amount of money for a specific project, program, or organization

  1. :  to mark (livestock) with an earmark

    :  to mark in a distinguishing manner

    :  to designate (as funds) for a specific use or owner

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