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all better

Completely healed or cured, as in Once we've bandaged it up, you'll be all better. This term is often used to comfort a child who has been hurt. It uses all in the sense of "entirely" and better in the sense of "cured.". The usage has been in the language since a.d. 1000.

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