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]
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 Ready for Some Football? Steve Almond September 10, 2014
- 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 […]
- Alla breve
using the half note as the basic time unit; 2/2 time. Symbol: . Historical Examples Vogler then gave Beethoven a theme of three measures (the scale of C major, alla breve). The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3) Alexander Wheelock Thayer noun a musical time signature indicating two or four minims to […]
- Alla marcia
like a march; in the manner of a march.