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    The meaning of 'just about' in this sentence.

    Hello,

    What does 'just about' mean in the following sentence?

    It just about sums them up.
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    Re: The meaning of 'just about' in this sentence.

    It means "almost completely". It doesn't have a specific definition and can be used to mean "completely". When used with quantities, it suggests an almost exact amount.

    A: So you're going to buy the shoes, try them on, hate them, return them and then buy yet another pair?
    B: Yup, that just about sums it up.

    A: How much liquid do I need for this recipe?
    B: Once you've added the stock, the water and the cream, you'll have just about a litre of liquid.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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