The following idioms and expressions start with the word ‘all’. Each idiom or expression has a definition and example sentences to help you understand the use of these common idiomatic expressions with ‘all’.
All your eggs in one basket –
To risk your money or your reputation in support of one idea or plan.
Example : I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket, so I played five different lottery games, but lost all of them.
All Ears –
Very eager to listen to what someone is going to say.
Example : I’m all ears, waiting to hear your latest excuse for not getting this job done!
All in your head –
If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
Example : Don’t be silly. Nobody is trying to harm you. It’s all in your head!
All in a day’s work –
Part of what is expected; typical or normal.
Example : I don’t particularly like to cook, but it’s all in a day’s work.
All hell broke loose –
All sorts of wild or terrible things happened.
Example : When the boss left early for the weekend, all hell broke loose.
All eyes on me –
If all eyes are on someone, then everyone is paying attention to them.
Example :All eyes are on the prime minister to see how he will respond to the challenge to his leadership.