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.

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  • All for the best

    of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best work; the best students. most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way. largest; most: the best part of a day. most excellently or suitably; with most advantage or success: an opera role that best suits her voice. in or to the highest degree; most fully (usually […]



  • All for one and one for all

    all for one and one for all All the members of a group support each of the individual members, and the individual members pledge to support the group. Note: “All for one and one for all” is best known as the motto of the title characters in the book The Three Musketeers, by the nineteenth-century […]

  • All fours

    all four limbs or extremities; the four legs or feet of an animal or both arms and both legs or both hands and both feet of a person: The cat rolled off the ledge but landed on all fours. (used with a singular verb). Also called high-low-jack, old sledge, pitch, seven-up. Cards. a game for […]



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