a general feeling of unease and nervousness throughout the body (usually preceded by the).
I never know’d what the all-overs wuz tell thes about a hour before me an’ Teague wuz married.
Mingo Joel Chandler Harris
But it never give me the all-overs like it does now, some way.
Sonny, A Christmas Guest Ruth McEnery Stuart
- All over with
above in place or position: the roof over one’s head. above and to the other side of: to leap over a wall. above in authority, rank, power, etc., so as to govern, control, or have jurisdiction regarding: There is no one over her in the department now. so as to rest on or cover; on […]
Physics. involving a change in quantum numbers, permitted by the selection rules: allowed transition. to give permission to or for; permit: to allow a student to be absent; No swimming allowed. to let have; give as one’s share; grant as one’s right: to allow a person $100 for expenses. to permit by neglect, oversight, or […]
to give permission to or for; permit: to allow a student to be absent; No swimming allowed. to let have; give as one’s share; grant as one’s right: to allow a person $100 for expenses. to permit by neglect, oversight, or the like: to allow a door to remain open. to admit; acknowledge; concede: to […]
- All-points bulletin
a broadcast alert from one police station to all others in an area, state, etc., as with instructions to arrest a particular suspect or suspects. Abbreviation: APB. Contemporary Examples Police put out an all-points bulletin but fear that the men have already fled Britain. Return of the Pink Panthers? Eric Pape August 11, 2009 Historical […]
having or exercising exclusive and unlimited authority; omnipotent. Contemporary Examples Two years later, she and her husband were all-powerful, supporting their nephew as he took the reins of power. The Women Behind the Throne in North Korea’s ‘Empire of Horror’ The Telegraph December 14, 2013 Lee Smith argues that – among other things – the […]