that's about the size of it

Definition of that's about the size of it

informal
used to say that what has been stated about a situation is correct
  • "So there's no chance of getting finished on time?" "That's about the size of it, I'm afraid."

Word by Word Definitions

that play
  1. : the person, thing, or idea indicated, mentioned, or understood from the situation

  2. : the time, action, or event specified

  3. : the kind or thing specified as follows

  1. used as a function word to introduce a noun clause that is usually the subject or object of a verb or a predicate nominative

  2. used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is anticipated by the expletive it occurring as subject of the verb

  3. used as a function word to introduce a subordinate clause that is joined as complement to a noun or adjective

  1. : being the person, thing, or idea specified, mentioned, or understood

  2. : being the one specified

  3. : so great a : such

  1. used as a function word to introduce a restrictive relative clause and to serve as a substitute within that clause for the substantive modified by the clause

  2. : at which : in which : on which : by which : with which : to which

  3. : according to what : to the extent of what

  1. : to such an extent

  2. : very, extremely

size play
  1. : assize

  2. : a fixed portion of food or drink

  3. : physical magnitude, extent, or bulk : relative or proportionate dimensions

  1. : to make a particular size : bring to proper or suitable size

  2. : to arrange, grade, or classify according to size or bulk

  3. : to equal in size or other particular characteristic : compare

  1. : sized

  1. : any of various glutinous materials (such as preparations of glue, flour, varnish, or resins) used for filling the pores in surfaces (as of paper, textiles, leather, or plaster) or for applying color or metal leaf (as to book edges or covers)

  1. : to cover, stiffen, or glaze with or as if with size


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