What does all but x mean?

What does all but x mean?

Originally Answered: What does it mean when we say all but x ? In this context, all but means almost. The implication is that you have or done everything except the final step, and are nearly there. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard all but [age].

What does all but complete mean?

For the phrase All but finished The intended meaning is Almost finished However, it can also be translated as Not finished (every case except finished)

What does it is but that mean?

It means except that or, possibly, except when he may rise.

Why do you say all but?

You use all but to say that something is almost the case. The concrete wall that used to divide this city has now all but gone. He has been all but forgotten.

What does the phrase all but mean?

Definition of all but : very nearly : almost would be all but impossible.

What does all but one mean?

It means that all refused to do and only one did it. from the otherways, all but one did means everyone did it but one did not do it.

Why does all but mean the opposite?

It is a hyperbolic way of saying she is not weak: you are saying the last thing she’d qualify as is weak. It is not meant to be an opposite of anything. It is a way of emphasizing an exception.

How is all but used in a sentence?

You use all but to say that something is almost the case. The concrete wall that used to divide this city has now all but gone. He has been all but forgotten.

What does the phrase all but finished mean?

Definition of all but : very nearly : almost would be all but impossible.

What does all but empty mean?

For the phrase All but finished The intended meaning is Almost finished However, it can also be translated as Not finished (every case except finished) As we know, Almost finished and Not finished have nearly opposing definitions, therefore proving the construction all but

What does it mean to say something is but?

But means ‘except’ when it is used after words such as all, everything/nothing, everyone/no one, everybody/nobody: But for + reason. But for is used to introduce the reason why something didn’t happen: All but meaning ‘almost completely’

What is the saying it is what it is?

Deal with it. It is what it is is an expression used to characterize a frustrating or challenging situation that a person believes cannot be changed and must just be accepted.

What thats that mean?

Definition of that’s it 1 used to say that something is finished or completed Okay, that’s it. You can go now. 2 used to say that something is all that is needed or wanted I came here just to visit the museum and that’s it.

How do you use but in a sentence?

But can be used in the following ways: As a conjunction (connecting two phrases or clauses): She’s 83 but she still goes swimming every day. As a way of starting a new sentence and connecting it to the previous sentence: It was in Cairo that he met Nadia. But that’s another story.

What does it mean when you say all but?

: very nearly : almost would be all but impossible.

How do you use all but in a sentence?

It is a hyperbolic way of saying she is not weak: you are saying the last thing she’d qualify as is weak. It is not meant to be an opposite of anything. It is a way of emphasizing an exception.

What does all but mean?

phrase. All but a particular person or thing means everyone or everything except that person or thing. The general was an unattractive man to all but his most ardent admirers.

What does the phrase all but forgotten mean?

All-but sentence example

  • Wrapping his arms around her in a bear hug, he all but dragged her down the hall.
  • All her dreams had been dashed – all but one.
  • The group trudged upstairs, all but Quinn who remained with his equipment.
  • She all but fell with him into the car.
  • She all but jumped away.
  • What does it mean by all but one?

    phrase. All but a particular person or thing means everyone or everything except that person or thing

    What does saying all but mean?

    Definition of all but : very nearly : almost would be all but impossible.

    How do you use the phrase all but one?

    The entire phrase all but one is the subject, and it is treated as plural because it IS plural. It’s a group. ‘All but one’ in the OP is certainly not ‘a mass noun’ – the expression is not any sort of noun.

    Is all but dead meaning?

    : very nearly : almost would be all but impossible.

    When a phrase means the opposite?

    All but can have two meanings. First, it can mean all except. For example: all but one have died means only one survived. Second, it can mean nearly. For example, all but forgotten means nearly forgotten.

    What does all but 1 mean?

    Definition of all but : very nearly : almost would be all but impossible.

    What does the all but phrase mean?

    phrase. All but a particular person or thing means everyone or everything except that person or thing. The general was an unattractive man to all but his most ardent admirers.

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