of all (the)


used in phrases to express surprise, disapproval, anger, etc.
Who should I meet in New York but Max of all people!
Of all the people in New York, who should I run into but Max!
Why did my car break down now of all times, when I can least afford it?!
Of all the luck—I just broke a nail!

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“Of all (the).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20all%20%28the%29. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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