of all things

idiom

used to emphasize that the thing one is referring to is the thing one would least expect
The coach is making the entire football team take, of all things, ballet classes.

Examples of of all things in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This very scenario has reached a boiling point in the world of crappies — of all things. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 15 Feb. 2024 Minutes after the first trailer for his superhero pic Deadpool & Wolverine dropped during the Super Bowl, Ryan Reynolds tweeted about popcorn, of all things. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Feb. 2024 The mushroom, the embodiment of all things earthy, epitomized this trend. Maggie Gillette, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Feb. 2024 The look is in keeping with an enduring want of all things la dolce vita (Jenner's jaunts to the Italian countryside were instrumental in the rise of last year's Tomato Girl Summer). Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2024 Coming Monday Our extra-special Loop Ten countdown of all things Super Bowl LVIII. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, 9 Feb. 2024 The Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic is the groups’ showcase event — a celebration of all things bird hunting. Brent Frazee, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 Night at the Races Oh, Wynwood, hub of all things hip and happening and now, every Thursday, all things hermit–as in hermit crab, which will crawl their way to hopeful victory every Thursday at Cafeina Wynwood, 297 NW 23rd St. during NASCRAB (heh) night. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Subpoenas were obtained to search the couple's financial records, and that's when then this happened: during a search of their condo, Tex was found to be violating the terms of his bond, with, of all things, possession of a gun. Maureen Maher, CBS News, 27 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Of all things.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20all%20things. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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