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    so serious and all

    ‘So, since you’re so serious and all,’ said Levi carefully.
    ‘I was thinking . . . are you missing anything important?
    You know, since your knee’s been injured.’

    what is the meaning of so serious and all?



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    Re: so serious and all

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    ‘So, since you’re so serious and all,’ said Levi carefully.
    ‘I was thinking . . . are you missing anything important?
    You know, since your knee’s been injured.’

    what is the meaning of so serious and all?

    It's an informal expression. It means something like
    "since you are so serious and everything like that"
    "since you're so seeee-rious and grim and crabby and so on. . "

    I would use this to subtly deprecate the other person's seriousness, and to imply that it is a pose (and maybe in other somewhat sarcastic uses), as well as more-or-less sincere uses.

    > "Well, since you're so "busy" and all, I guess you won't have time for me!"

    > "She was so "glamorous" and all that my boyfriend kept on staring at her."

    > "Well, since you're so bored and all, how about cleaning out the garage?"

    > "I guess I'll have to pay for lunch, seeing as how you're so broke and all."

    > "If you're going to be so critical and all, I think I better just hang up now."

    I suppose it is used to extend the description to a cluster of related words:

    - Bored and all = bored and idle and restless (and all the ideas related to bored)
    - critical and all = critical and negative and fault-finding etc

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    Re: so serious and all

    Thank you very much, Ann


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    Re: so serious and all

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    Thank you very much, Ann

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