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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  • all over — {adv. phr.} 1. In every part; everywhere. * /He has a fever and aches all over./ * /I have looked all over for my glasses./ Compare: FAR AND WIDE. 2. {informal} In every way; completely. * /She is her mother all over./ 3. {informal} Coming into… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • All over — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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