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    Question That's about all

    Hi
    I'm new in English.
    Can anybody explain me the meaning of "That's about all"
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    Re: Expression?!

    Quote Originally Posted by pmnSam View Post
    Hi.
    I'm new in to learning English.
    Can anybody explain to me the meaning of "That's about all"?
    Thanks.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Generally, it means "That's all" or "That's everything". The "about" could indicate that it's only "nearly everything" but sometimes we use your sentence to mean simply "That's all".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Expression?!

    Meaning of 'That's about all'? would have been a more helpful title for the thread, pmnSam. Expression? gives us little idea of what the thread is about.

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    Re: That's about all

    As Piscean explained, your original thread title was not helpful. Titles should include some or all of the words or phrases you are asking us about. I have changed your title.
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    Re: That's about all

    Thank you from all of your posts.

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    Re: That's about all

    Quote Originally Posted by pmnSam View Post
    Thank you from for all of your posts replies/responses. (Put a space after a full stop.)
    Please note in future that there is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you". Simply click on the "Thank" button on any post you find helpful, as you have already done.
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    Re: Expression?!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Generally, it means "That's all" or "That's everything". The "about" could indicate that it's only "nearly everything" but sometimes we use your sentence to mean simply "That's all".
    It could be used, for example, at the end of a meeting, when the speaker wants to introduce one last thing, possibly not related to the meeting, like thanking someone, etc.

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    #8

    Re: Expression?!

    Does "This is it" have the same meaning as "That's (about) all"?

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    Re: Expression?!

    "This is it" sounds almost doom-laden for me, like something someone would say seconds before the end of the world! However, "That's it" is used to mean the same as "That's all".
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