The Alternative English Dictionary: and all

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and all
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  1. (idiomatic) Including every object, attribute, or process associated with preceding item or series of items. He ate the whole fish, bones and all.
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  2. (idiomatic, informal) Used to suggest certain unstated relevant implications or what has been stated. What with you saying he was sick and all, I figured neither of you were coming.
  3. (dialectal) Used to add emphasis. He starts yelling and we come running to help, but a fat load of thanks we get and all!
  • Can terminate lists of one or more nouns, verbs, adjectives, or adverbs

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