Do you want to learn some useful English expressions? In this video, I will teach you common expressions with the word "all" in them. What does it mean when someone is a "know-it-all" or "not all there"? What is the difference between "all along" and "all over"? I will also teach about the following expressions: all in all, all-nighter, all the way, for all I know, for all I care, all for it, all talk, and once and for all. After watching the video, take my quiz at https://www.engvid.com/english-idioms-all/ to practice what you've learned.
Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video, I am going to teach you some new expressions. These expressions all have the word "all" in them. Okay? So you're going to learn a lot of new words today, or a lot of new expressions. So, let's get started.
The first expression I want to teach you is one of my favourites: "an all-nighter". So, an all-nighter is when you stay awake for over 24 hours. So, you do not sleep. So, who pulls an all-nighter? Usually students before an exam or a test might pull an all-nighter; or maybe somebody has a big project and they don't have time to sleep because they want to finish the project, so they might pull an all-nighter.
You'll notice that the verb we often use with "all-nighter" is "pull". An all-nighter is a noun, so we have "an". "I pulled an all-nighter." This means: I did not sleep for more than 24 hours. When I was a student, I only pulled an all-nighter once. Okay? Which is good. That's pretty good. Have you ever pulled an all-nighter? I hope you're not the type of person that pulls all-nighters all the time, because I have a friend who does that all the time, and - ugh, seems so terrible. So that's the word "all-nighter".
What's another expression with the word "all"? I like this one a lot, too: "all talk". So, "all talk" is an adjective, and it means when we talk about doing something, but we never do it. Okay? So, I have some friends who are all talk. That means that they always talk about doing something, but they never have done it or they never will.
So, for example, I have one friend named Chris, and Chris has a boss who he just hates. His boss is a terrible boss, and he's been working at the same company for three years, and his boss and him get into arguments all the time. Now, what Chris says every time I see Chris is Chris says: "You know, I almost punched my boss today. I was so angry with my boss, I almost punched him today", which is not a good thing to do to anybody, but, you know, also not a good thing to do to your boss. So, what I say to Chris is: "Chris, you are all talk. You will never punch your boss", and that's a good thing. But "all talk" - Chris always says he's going to punch his boss, but he never actually does. Maybe you have a friend like this.
I have another friend who says that, you know, she's going to quit her job. She hates her job and she's always saying: "You know, I'm going to quit my job. I'm going to quit my job." But she hasn't for a very long time, so you might say: "You're all talk." Okay? Meaning: You're not going to do it.
Another expression we have here is: "all for it". "All for it" means when you strongly agree with a decision or an action. So, for example, I just told you about my friend who wants to quit her job - I'm all for it. That means I strongly agree with her to quit her job, because she's so unhappy there. "All for it". "All for it" is when we strongly agree with an action or a decision.
Imagine you are at your friend's place, and somebody wants to order a pizza. If you agree with this decision, you can say: "I'm all for it. I'm all for ordering pizza." Okay? Maybe you want to study in Toronto. Maybe you're learning English, and your dream is to come to Toronto to study English. I'm from Toronto, so what I would say to that is: "I'm all for it." That means I agree with your decision. Okay? So, these are just some of the ways we can use "all for it". Let's look at some other examples of expressions with "all" in them.
So, our next expression is kind of interesting because it has the word "all" in it twice. "All in all". "All in all". So, what does "all in all" mean? Well, we use it to mean everything considered, or it's another way to say: "On the whole". So, for example, maybe I'm talking about my trip - my trip to France, and I'm saying: "Oh, the food was great, you know, the people were wonderful, I loved it, but it rained, you know, so that was kind of disappointing, but everything else was amazing." When I look at the trip completely, what I can say when I consider everything, I can say: "All in all, we had an amazing time in France". "All in all" - when you consider everything. "All in all, you know, there's some things I like about English, maybe some things like certain types of grammar are annoying; but all in all, English is a really cool language." […]