Watching very closely, as in The buyers at the fashion show were all eyes . Worded slightly differently ( with all one’s eyes ), this idiom dates from the mid-1500s. Also see its counterpart, all ears
tremendous; extreme; excessive: He had the all-fired gall to quit in the middle of the job. Also, all-firedly [awl-fahyuh rd-lee, -fahy-rid-] /ˈɔlˌfaɪərd li, -ˌfaɪ rɪd-/ (Show IPA). extremely; excessively: Don’t be so all-fired sure of yourself. Historical Examples If Kiddie wasn’t so all-fired scrupulous about truth an’ justice, he’d make a passable magistrate. Kiddie the […]
- All fired up
all fired up Related Terms fired up
- All fools’ day
. noun April Fools’ Day See April fool noun See April Fool’s Day
- All for
Completely in favor of something or someone, as in I’m all for eating before we leave, or The players are all for the new soccer coach. This colloquial phrase was first recorded in 1864.