beat all

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beat definition


  1. mod.
    exhausted; worn-out. : The whole family was beat after the game.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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beat all

Surpass anything, especially in a strange or amazing way, as in Adam and his cousin Eve elopeddoesn't that beat all! This phrase appears to have replaced beat the Dutch. It is often used in a negative construction, as in the example. [Slang; first half of 1800s] Also see to beat the band.

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