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idioms and phrases
2012-06-22 18:05:53

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  1. For all I know
    based on what I know (usually expressing displeasure)

    For all I know, he'll come and win the prize.They've decided to hire Jack for all I know.
  2. Free for all 
     crazy, non-restricted activity (generally a fight)

    It was a free for all! Everyone went crazy!They stepped in to break up the free for all
  3. Have it all together
     be very poised, successful

    He has it all together. The house, the wife, the kids, the great job - everything!I was very impressed with the candidate. She seemed to have it all together.
  4. Hold all the aces
    have all the advantages

    Unfortunately, Tom holds all the aces right now. You'll have to do what he says.I'm holding all the aces so I can do whatever I want.
  5. Know all the angles
    be very clever about somethingJack knows all the angles. Be careful!The salesman knew all the angles, and by the end of our talk I had bought a new computer!
  6. Once and for all
    • finally (usually putting an end to something)
    • I'm going to stop his behavior once and for all!Let's get this over once and for all.
  7. Pull out all the stops
    • make every possible effort to do something
    • He pulled out all the stops on the exam.We're going to pull out all the stops on our presentation.