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  1. welldone
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    What is it about this expression?

    Dear teachers,

    I was reading newspaper the other day and saw a news like this:

    "Four-year-old goes cruising

    A boy drove his mother's car to a video store in the middle of the night, police said-and he's all of 4 years old. "

    What does the underlined words mean? I have never seen this before. I guess it means something like "he's merely 4 years old". Is that right?

    thanks a lot!

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    Re: What is it about this expression?

    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    Dear teachers,

    I was reading newspaper the other day and saw a news like this:

    "Four-year-old goes cruising

    A boy drove his mother's car to a video store in the middle of the night, police said-and he's all of 4 years old. "

    What does the underlined words mean? I have never seen this before. I guess it means something like "he's merely 4 years old". Is that right?

    thanks a lot!
    it's an expression and means no less than, at least.

  3. welldone
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    Re: What is it about this expression?

    The expression sounds weird to me.
    . Thanks.

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    Re: What is it about this expression?

    Quote Originally Posted by welldone
    The expression sounds weird to me.
    . Thanks.
    you're welcome.

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