|all his marbles
||Dan talks to the door. I wonder if he's got all his marbles.
||very tired, exhausted, dog tired, done in
||After the marathon, she was all in - completely exhausted.
|all in a day's work
||not extra work, just part of my duties
||She said, "Thanks for the help." "All in a day's work," he replied.
|all in all
||generally, considering everything
||All in all, it was a good holiday. We enjoyed our trip to Europe.
|all it's cracked up to be
||as good as the ads say, live up to the reports
||The new computer isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's not so hot.
|all joking aside
||(See joking aside)
||all your effort, go all-out
||We looked day and night for the lost girl. It was an all-out effort.
|all over but the shouting
||(See it's all over but the shouting)
|all over hell's half acre
||all over the place, everywhere
||I left the gate open, and the cows are all over hell's half acre.
||ready, prepared to start
||"All set?" he asked, as she closed her suitcase.