all hollow

all hollow
As a foregone conclusion.

He was beat all hollow, i.e. he had no chance of conquering:


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  • All hollow — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-hollow — ad. (Colloq.) Entirely, completely, wholly, utterly, thoroughly, hollow …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • beat\ all\ hollow — • beat all hollow • beat hollow v. phr. slang To do much better than; to beat very badly. We beat their team all hollow. As a speaker, he beats us all hollow …   Словарь американских идиом

  • beat all hollow — also[beat hollow] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do much better than; to beat very badly. * /We beat their team all hollow./ * /As a speaker, he beats us all hollow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beat all hollow — also[beat hollow] {v. phr.}, {slang} To do much better than; to beat very badly. * /We beat their team all hollow./ * /As a speaker, he beats us all hollow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Hollow — Hol low, adv. Wholly; completely; utterly; chiefly after the verb to beat, and often with all; as, this story beats the other all hollow. See {All}, adv. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] The more civilized so called Caucasian races have beaten the Turks… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All — All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this word …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All along — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All and some — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All but — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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