all that

Idioms & Phrases

all that

  1. Too, very, usually employed in a negative context meaning not too, not very. For example, The new house is not all that different from your old one. [Mid-1900s] Also see none too.

  2. That and everything else of the kind. For example, She enjoys wearing nice clothes and perfume and all that. [c. 1700] Also see and all.

  3. See for all that.

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