ubiquitous, pervasive; all over the place
all-overish good feeling about the decision
“Purty well, considerin,” sez I; and you can’t think how all-overish I felt to hear any body speak of Judy so fur from hum.
Highlife in New York: a series of letters to Mr. Zephariah Slick, Ann S. Stephens
all-overish, neither sick nor well; the premonitory symptoms of illness.
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
If you have a low, all-overish feeling, Macjone’s pills pick you up directly.
The Honorable Miss L. T. Meade
I feel so all-overish; your claws are so sharp, and your teeth so dreadful; and Im but a little, little mouse.
Cats W. Gordon Stables
I think I’m in for an attack of flue, or something; feel shivery and all-overish.
The Halo Bettina von Hutten
I never felt so all-overish in all my days, and before I knew where I was I had found salvation.
Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
Denoting an indefinite overall malaise (1830s+)
all-pro adjective Of first quality; blue-ribbon; stellar: an all-pro team of Washington super-lobbyists [fr the annual designation of certain professional football players to the putative team of the best] Contemporary Examples Of course, life for these all all-pro apologists has gotten a bit more uncomfortable in the past few days. Forget the Wife Beating—Are You […]
- All-purpose flour
noun the finely ground and sifted meal of a blend of high-gluten hard wheat and low-gluten soft wheat, which can be used in most food recipes calling for flour Examples All-purpose flour comes in two basic forms — bleached and unbleached — that can be used interchangeably. Usage Note cooking
- All-singing all-dancing
adjective having every desirable feature possible: an all-singing all-dancing computer
- All-wheel drive
noun a system used in motor vehicles in which all four (or more) wheels are permanently connected to the source of power, in such a way that each wheel is able to rotate at a different speed See also four-wheel drive noun a vehicle transmission system that delivers power to all four wheels at the […]