selected on the basis of merit to represent one’s state, often in a competition:
an all-state debater; a pitcher on the all-state team.
- All stuff like that there
all stuff like that there noun phrase Other such things; etcetera: They sold boots and shoes and all like that there Related Terms all like that there
- All systems go
all systems go A state of readiness for immediate action: “Your proposal has been approved, so it’s all systems go.” This phrase originated in the 1960s during the heyday of space flight and referred to the launching of missiles and other space vehicles. Everything is ready for proceeding, as in They’ve rented a hall and […]
- All talk and no action
Much discussion but no action or results, as in Don’t count on Mary’s help—she’s all talk, or Dave has been saying for months that he’ll get a summer job, but he’s all talk and no action. This idiom may have begun life asall talk and no cider, which Washington Irving cited as an American proverb […]
- All-terrain bike
. Abbreviation: ATB.
- All-terrain vehicle
a vehicle with treads, wheels, or both, designed to traverse varied, uneven terrain as well as roads. Abbreviation: ATV.