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    #1

    all that

    What does 'all that' mean in the sentence:

    'Perhaps, you'd like to see your rooms - see they're all right and all that -'

    Thank you in advance.

    Olga

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    Re: all that

    "all that" usually means cool, great "all that great, perfect, ideal..."

    but, it can be a double-edged sword:

    Ex.

    "He's all that and...(a bag of chips )" = positive, he's great...

    "He thinks he's all that and..." = negative, he's "up himself"...
    Last edited by bianca; 10-Aug-2007 at 12:11.

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    Re: all that

    By the way, have you heard of "He is all that and a bag of chips"?

    The story goes that a while ago a major chain of sandwich shops in the US offered a free bag of potato chips along with the sandwiches and the TV commercials featured the saying "all that and a bag of chips." Since saying someone was "all that" meant cool, hot, it got adopted to mean that someone was placing an even extra value on something.
    Last edited by bianca; 10-Aug-2007 at 12:11.


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    Re: all that

    I think in the context of the original question, it is just a catch-all phrase - "see they're all right and you like them". It doesn't carry a specific meaning.

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