“I’m all for it.”
= if you are all for something, it means you completely support it, you are 100% in favor of it
“There was dirt all over the floor.”
= if something is all over, it is in every place; everywhere
“He keeps saying he’ll write a book one day, but he’s all talk.”
= if someone is all talk, it means they talk about something but don’t do it. This expression can also be he’s all talk and no action.
“Skinny jeans are all the rage right now.”
= something that is all the rage is extremely popular
“I tried to keep a secret from my parents, but they knew the truth all along.”
= all along means “the entire time” or “from the beginning.”
“When they opened the doors to the store, everyone rushed in and it was a free-for-all.”
= a free-for-all is a crazy, chaotic situation with no organization and no respect for rules or order. It can also describe a fight.
“They pulled out all the stops for their daughter’s 16th birthday party.”
= use all the resources available, use 100% of your effort, do everything possible. Another way to say this is They went all out.
“This church is attended by people from all walks of life.”
= people from many different backgrounds, social classes, life experiences, etc.
“Winning the competition isn’t the be-all and end-all. You’ll learn a lot from the experience, too.”
= the best or most important thing, compared to which other things don’t matter
“When all is said and done, nothing will have changed.”
= at the end, after the current situation is concluded