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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #1

    it all

    We've decided to go to Scotland to get away from it all.


    Could you explan me what the "all" means here?

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    #2

    Re: it all

    To get away from all the stress and problems of daily life.


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #3

    Re: it all

    Thank you.
    I understand that the "all" refers to "all the stress and problems of life".
    Then I wonder what the "it" refer to.

    Could you tell me the pronoun "it" refers to what?


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    #4

    Re: it all

    "It all" is a collocation meaning all the stress and problems of daily life.


    • Join Date: Jun 2007
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    #5

    Re: it all

    In the words of Mr. Sinatra (and many others):

    ...Let's take a trip in a trailer
    No need to come back at all.
    Let's take a powder to Boston for chowder,
    Let's get away from it all.


    [not a teacher]

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