how did you get to go all over?

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jctgf

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hi,

i heard someone asking this question.

the guy wanted to know how someone else managed to print some documents.

i wonder what "go all over" means.

thanks,
jc
 

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hi,

i heard someone asking this question.

the guy wanted to know how someone else managed to print some documents.

i wonder what "go all over" means.

thanks,
jc

Nothing is clicking for me, JC. I need more context.
 

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Nothing is clicking for me, JC. I need more context.


hi riverkid,

good that u have answered my question because i am precisely in canada now.

my doubt is about ALL OVER.

i have been hearing this expression since a long time ago but i don't understand its meaning.

"poverty is spread all over the planet" i understand but it's not the point.

i don't understant "to start all over" or "tear down all over".

can u explain?

thanks
 

riverkid

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hi riverkid,

good that u have answered my question because i am precisely in canada now.

my doubt is about ALL OVER.

i have been hearing this expression [since] for a long time [ago] but i don't understand its meaning.

"poverty is spread all over the planet" i understand but it's not the point.

Here it means 'everywhere on the planet' but you say you understand this meaning.

i don't understand "to start all over" or "tear down all over".

can u explain?

thanks

In 'to start all over', it means to start from the very beginning. In other words none of the advances can be used, any advances have to be rejected/scrapped and a new start initiated.

"tear down all over" means about the same thing. Imagine a house that was started but framed improperly so that it was a danger. It was rebuilt but it was still done poorly so the inspectors made them "tear it down all over again".
 
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