see: all the same , def. 1.
- All one’s switches
all one’s switches Related Terms not have all one’s switches on
- All-or-none law
the principle that under given conditions the response of a nerve or muscle fiber to a stimulus at any strength above the threshold is the same: the muscle or nerve responds completely or not at all. all-or-none law n. The principle that the strength by which a nerve or muscle fiber responds to a stimulus […]
not allowing for qualification or compromise; either fully or not at all operative: an all-or-nothing approach. Contemporary Examples American politics has also too frequently become an all-or-nothing proposition, making the USA the United States of Agita. Neither “Best Friend” Nor “Anti-Israel” Gil Troy October 16, 2012 Balance seems too subtle a concept for all-or-nothing absolutists. […]
- All’ ottava
a direction (8va), placed above or below the staff to indicate that the passage covered is to be played one octave higher or lower respectively.