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    #1

    it is all here

    Hi,
    some years ago I was in a café and I heard the following conversation between the barman and a foreigner who wasn't a native speaker of English but spoke in English
    The foreigner asked: "Where is the town centre?"
    and the barman replied: " this is the town centre. IT IS ALL HERE"
    The barman meant that the place is so small that the centre is concentrated in few square metres. Is the expression "IT IS ALL HERE" ok? How else would you say?
    Thanks
    Rip

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    Re: it is all here

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,
    some years ago I was in a café and I heard the following conversation between the barman and a foreigner who wasn't a native speaker of English but spoke in English
    The foreigner asked: "Where is the town centre?"
    and the barman replied: " this is the town centre. IT IS ALL HERE"
    The barman meant that the place is so small that the centre is concentrated in few square metres. Is the expression "IT IS ALL HERE" ok? How else would you say?
    Thanks
    Rip
    It's fine. He could have said, "Everything is here" to mean the same.

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