all set

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  1. n.
    a period of time that a band plays without a break; a thirty-minute jam session. : We do two sets and then take a twenty-minute break.
  2. n.
    a party. : Your set was a totally major bash!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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all set

Ready, in position for some action, as in I'm all set to leave the country. This colloquial term uses set in the sense of "put in proper position or order." The same meaning appears in the traditional Ready, get set, go for starting a race; here set means "in position to start."

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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