all over
I. adverb Date: 15th century 1. over the whole extent <
decorated all over with a flower pattern
>
2. everywhere <
looked all over for the book
>
3. in every respect ; thoroughly <
she is her mother all over
>
II. preposition Date: 1912 1. in eagerly affectionate, attentive, or aggressive pursuit of <
the band's fans were all over them
>
2. in or into a state marked by all-out criticism of <
the press was all over the coach after the loss
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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