all\ the

I. adj. phr. dial.
the only.

A hut was all the home he ever had.

II. adv. phr.
than otherwise; even. - Used to emphasize comparative adjectives, adverbs, and nouns.

Opening the windows made it all the hotter.

Take a bus instead of walking and get home all the sooner.

If you don't eat your dessert, all the more for us.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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