all set

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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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