all\ at\ once
adv. phr.
1. At the same time; together.

The teacher told the children to talk one at a time; if they all talked at one time, she could not understand them.

Bill can play the piano, sing, and lead his orchestra all at once.

2. or all of a sudden
Without warning; abruptly; suddenly; unexpectedly.

All at once we heard a shot and the soldier fell to the ground.

All of a sudden the ship struck a rock.

Compare: at once

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