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that's all someone needs

Slang definitions & phrases for that's all someone needs

that's all someone needs


That is precisely what someone does not need; that is excessive, fatal, very ill timed, etc: Another tax increase is all I need right now/ A speeding ticket? Brother, that's all you needed

[1930s+; perhaps fr a translation of the ironical Yiddish lament Dos felt mir nokh, ''I still lack that'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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