all over

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - all over

"all over"

over an entire area


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - all over

"all over"



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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - all over

"all over"

in all respects


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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - all over

"all over"




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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - all over

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Let's go for a walk.

Friend 2:  OK.  Where do you want to go.

Friend 1:  I know this meadow that is covered all over with pretty white flowers.

Friend 2:  Let's go.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - all over

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you seen this new TV program "Dealing"?

Friend 2:  No. I've never even heard of it.

Friend 1:  Really? That's hard to believe because there is advertising all over, on buses, on the internet, on TV, in magazines.

Friend 2:  No. I haven't seen anything.

Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - all over

Two parents are talking ...

Father:  Isn't it interesting how family members can resemble each other so much?

Mother:  Like Ben who no only looks like his Uncle Adam but even has many of the same personality characteristics as his uncle.

Father:  Ben is definitely his Uncle Adam all over.

Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - all over

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  Wow. That was quite the set of final exams.

Student 2:  Eight exams over six days. That was tough. Nice to be finished.

Student 1:  Yes. We should celebrate now that exams are all over.

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all over - Usage:


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all over - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for all over.

all over - Examples:

1)  It is an absolute nightmare all over New Jersey. Trees and wires down everywhere. 

2)  This shrub can be found all over the state, since it was planted widely with the best of intentions.

3)  What's the point of this whole off-road hobby? We have paved roads all over this country.

4)  You've done nothing but spew your ignorance all over this article.

5)  With wildfires raging all over the west, the tinderbox conditions are frightening.

6)  The conference embraces the latest online conferencing technology that will allow attendees from all over the world to actively participate without the need to travel.

7)  You also might find me behind a giant pile of dirty dishes with flour all over my jeans.

8)  Rub the marinade evenly all over the lamb.

9)  I remember hearing those words, here it was all over again, being treated like a 2nd class citizen because I'm a woman

10)  Looks to me like there's people all over who are unhappy about the election results.

11)  That day is all over. We mean business now, and we are determined to gain our rightful place. 

12)  I was searching all over for an answer to why my font suddenly got small.

13)  The GOP needs to broaden its demographic scope, or its all over.

14)  I have to start all over again.

15)  The thought made her stomach heave all over again.

16)  Why do we have soldiers all over the world?

17)  Marine diseases are killing coral populations all over the world.

18)  We have subscribers all over the world, at least one in every country.

19)  They have a signature style, and their fingerprints are all over this.

20)  Like farmers all over the world, Iraqi farmers mistrust their government.