all members or items of a group are here or their whereabouts are known, as in is everyone ready to board the bus?—all present and accounted for. this expression almost certainly originated in the armed forces as a response to roll call. by proper logic, the and should be or. nevertheless, the expression is used colloquially to offer -ssurance that no person or thing is missing.
- All quiet on the western front
a novel (1929) by erich maria remarque. (1929) a german novel by erich maria remarque about the horrors and futility of world war i. note: a film adaptation of the novel appeared in 1930. widely considered the first major antiwar motion picture of the modern era, it won the academy award for best picture. a […]
- All right already
interjection enough!; hold on!; yes, now! examples all right already! i will serve dinner. modifier having to do with basketball: a hoop noun a finger ring: the old hoop on that finger (1859+ fr underworld); the basketball net or basket; bucket (1930s basketball) a basketball goal; bucket: he made six hoops last night (1940s+ basketball) […]
- All right with one
also, all right by one . agreeable to someone. for example, if you want to practice now, that’s all right with me . although all right alone has signified acquiescence much longer (see all right , def. 5), the addition of with someone (or, sometimes, by someone ) dates from the mid-1900s.
- All right for you
i’m angry with you. this interjection usually accompanies a threat of revenge, as in all right for you—i won’t go out with you again. [ early 1900s ]
- All righty
all righty affirmation (variations: rightie or rightee or rightey may replace righty) a humorous or deliberately cute and childish way of saying ”all right”