all in

all in
adjective Date: 1903 tired, exhausted <
after a day of wood-splitting he was all in
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • all in — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very tired; exhausted. * /The players were all in after their first afternoon of practice./ Syn.: PLAYED OUT, WORN OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very tired; exhausted. * /The players were all in after their first afternoon of practice./ Syn.: PLAYED OUT, WORN OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all-in — adjective Date: 1890 1. chiefly British all inclusive 2. chiefly British being almost without restrictions < all in wrestling > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • All in all — All All, n. The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake. [1913 Webster] Death, as the Psalmist saith, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All in the wind — All All, n. The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake. [1913 Webster] Death, as the Psalmist saith, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all in a day's work — or[all in the day s work] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Unpleasant or bad but to be expected; not harder than usual; not unusual. * /Keeping ants away from a picnic lunch is all in the day s work./ * /When the car had a flat tire, Father said that it… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in a day's work — or[all in the day s work] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Unpleasant or bad but to be expected; not harder than usual; not unusual. * /Keeping ants away from a picnic lunch is all in the day s work./ * /When the car had a flat tire, Father said that it… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in good time — {adv. phr.} Some time soon, when the time is ripe for an event to take place. * / I want to get married, Dad, Mike said. All in good time, Son, answered his father./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in good time — {adv. phr.} Some time soon, when the time is ripe for an event to take place. * / I want to get married, Dad, Mike said. All in good time, Son, answered his father./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all in one piece — {adv. phr.} Safely; without damage or harm. * /John s father was terribly concerned when his son was sent to war as a pilot, but he came home all in one piece./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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