|all the tea in China||(See not for all the tea in China)|
|all the way to Egery and back||a long, indirect road; the long way; all around Robin Hood's barn, all over hell's half acre||To get to the Halsteads, we have to go all the way to Egery and back!|
|all the world's a stage||the world is a stage; we are all performers||The teacher asked Jason to explain the meaning of Shakespeare's words:
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages."
|all things being equal||if things remain the same, if no surprises occur||All things being equal, we should sell all our bicycles by October.|
|all things to all people||satisfy everyone, live up to||Be yourself. Stop trying to be all things to all people.|
|all thumbs||clumsy, unable to hold it, fingers feel like thumbs||When I try to sew a button on my shirt, I'm all thumbs.|
|all walks of life||all occupations and lifestyles||As a salesperson, you will meet people from all walks of life.|
|all washed up||failed in business or career||Barry's all washed up. His business is bankrupt.|
|all wet||mistaken, do not know what you are talking about||You're all wet! You can't grow bananas in Saskatchewan.|
|all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy||do not work too long, take time for recreation, take time to smell...||When I picked up my overtime check, Karen reminded me that All work and no play... .|